Italian bass singer ANDREA MASTRONI began his musical studies on the clarinet before going on to study voice with Lella Cuberli, Rita Antoniazzi and Fernando Cordeiro Opa. He graduated from the Claudio Monteverdi Institute in Cremona. His opera credits include Puccini’s Turandot (Cincinnati Opera), La Bohème (Teatro Campoamor Oviedo) and La fancuilla del West (Opéra de Paris), and Verdi’s Aïda and Rigoletto (Arena di Verona, Zurich Opera, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and the Metropolitan Opera), the role of Sparfucile in the latter earning him the Giuseppe di Stefano prize. Mastroni’s extensive repertoire ranges from Baroque opera through works such as Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Teatro Massimo and Hamburg State Opera) to contemporary works such as Filippo Perocco’s Aguagranda, premiered at La Fenice in Venice in 2016. He has recently released an album of bass arias by Handel with the Accademia dell’ Annunciata.