Italian bass Andrea Mastroni, born in Milan, began his musical education learning to play Clarinet. He then studied singing with Lella Cuberli, Rita Antoniazzi and Fernando Cordeiro Opa. He graduated with honors from the Istituto Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona. He also obtained a degree in Aesthetic Philosophy. He won the Mario Basiola prize in 2005 and the Giuseppe Di Stefano (Trapani) and the Bibiena (Mantua) prizes in 2007.
He made his operatic debut in Aida (Re/Ramphis), followed by: Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro); Gianni Schicchi (Simone); Turandot (Timur); La Bohème (Colline); Rigoletto (Sparafucile); Le Nozze di Figaro(Figaro/Bartolo); Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo); Il Trovatore (Ferrando); Don Giovanni (title role); Don Pasquale (title role); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio); L’Italiana in Algeri (Mustafà); Il Matrimonio Segreto (Conte Robinson); the world premiere of Marchetti’s Romeo e Giulietta (Baldassarre) in Festival di Martina Franca; and Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden (Vater).
His collaborations include, among many others: Falstaff (Pistola) and Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Brescia, Como, Pavia, Cremona and Paris; Otello in Trento, Rimini, Novara and Savona; Il Viaggio a Reims opposite A. Zedda in a production conducted by Sonoda and directed by Emilio Sagi at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; participation in a gala concert, Callas Sempre Callas, held in Seoul and replicated in New York at the presence of Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano; Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Real de Madrid; Norma (Oroveso), Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi at the Politeama Greco in Lecce; Mozart’s Requiem in Ravenna and Ferrara; Paisiello’s Missa Defunctorum with Riccardo Muti in Piacenza and Udine; Pergolesi’s Missa Estense and Bach Johannespassion at the Ravenna Festival and at the MiTo Festival (Milan and Turin), production recorded by italian music magazine Amadeus; and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence.
Mr. Mastroni sang: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Pirro) at the Sferisterio in Macerata; I Vespri Siciliani(Vaudemont) at the Festival Verdi in Parma; Rigoletto in Bergamo, Mantua and Malmö; Don Giovanni(Leporello) in Lucca; Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone in Ferrara, Ravenna and Modena; a recital at the Festival International – Art Lyrique in Aix-en-Provence; Mozart’s Requiem in Padua with I Solisti Veneti; La Bohème in Verona; Mozart’s Requiem at the Festival Anima Mundi in Pisa with Christopher Hogwood; Die Zauberflöte, Roméo et Juliette, Macbeth and Mozart’s Requiem in Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro), Coronation Mass and Ariadne auf Naxos in Palau de Les Arts de Valencia; La Bohème in Novara; Don Carlo at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam; Don Giovanni in Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Semiramide in Bad Wildbad; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Toulon; Rigoletto at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
His discographic career includes: ‘Romeo e Giulietta’ by Marchetti (distr. by Dynamic), ‘I Vespri siciliani’ (in Dvd and CD) by Naxos, f ‘Romeo et Juliette’ by Gounod with Fabio Luisi (distr. Decca), ‘Semiramide’ by Naxos (graduated with Grammy as best recording 2012); on December 2015 Brilliant Classics distributed his personal work ‘Lamento’ as recording of all the songs for voice and piano by Henri Duparc.
His voice particularly suits chamber music of the 19th Century and Lieder, such as Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. His concert repertoire also includes Mozart’s Requiem, Krönungsmesse and Litaniae Lauretanae, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. He collaborated in productions of contemporary and modern music operas: the world premiere of Lavagnino’s Messa Chigiana in Genoa; Hazon’s Requiem in Sanremo; Arnaboldi’s Dante Racconta l’Inferno; Verdi’s Requiem in Rimini; and Bellisario’s La Signora di Monza.
Most recently he sang Rigoletto and Aida at Arena di Verona, Opernhaus in Zurich and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Verdi Requiem at Carlo Felice di Genova, Rigoletto with the Teatro alla Scala on tour in Japan, La Traviata at Opening of Season in Teatro La Scala, La Fanciulla del West at the Opéra de Paris Bastille, La Bohème at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, L’Orfeo at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Rigoletto at Opéra de Montecarlo, Macbeth at Champs Elysées, Turandot at Cincinnati Opera, Rigolettoat Teatro Real de Madrid and Opéra Bastille in Paris, Zauberflöte at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, LaBohéme at Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Turandot at Festival de Peralada, Zauberflöte with a new production and opening season at Hamburgische Staatsoper, World Premiere of Aquagranda by F.Perocco in Teatro La Fenice in Venice (with Damiano Michieletto), Rigoletto at MET in New York.
His future plans include: Simon Boccanegra at Opéra de Montecarlo, Theatre des Champs Elysées and at Lausanne, a tour of concerts on Händel Arias for Bass, Don Carlo and Rigoletto at Royal Opera House, Siegfried and Pelléas et Melisande in Oviedo, Bohéme, Turandot and Zauberflöte at Teatro Real de Madrid.