Stefano de Peppo

Stefano de Peppo

Bass-Baritone

"A rare Italian Singing-actor"
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«Brilliant buffo bass Stefano de Peppo played the aged don Pasquale....he took command of the stage in "Un foco insolito"....He was in his glory in act 3, calling on all his comic gifts to portray pasquale's stupefied bewilderment, and teamed with Malatesta delivering a blistering "cheti cheti immantinente" so precise and so rapid that the subtitles simply couldn't keep up."»
«Stefano de Peppo who has sung Don Magnifico around the world and across the United States, is known for his large, robust bass-baritone voice. It was fascinating to see him do this role in two different conceptions of the opera, last fall at San Diego Opera and this spring at Arizona Opera. The San Diego company performed a shorter, happier version that cut references to Don Magnifico having supported his household on Angelina’s inheritance. By including that information, Arizona Opera gave good reasons for the Don’s cruelty toward one of his daughters. Best of all, the longer version of the score allowed De Peppo to sing more of his incredibly accurate patter»
«Stefano de Peppo's Sergeant Sulpice was delivered with honesty and a golden baritone. Sulpice’s meddling, which helps bring himself, Marie, and Tonio together for a rousing trio during the middle of the final act, was presented masterfully, with de Peppo's amazing sense of comedy helping him stand his own alongside the two love-birds for whom the story is told.»
2017Donizetti: Don PasqualeDon Pasquale
2017Donizetti: La fille du régimentSulpice
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2017Donizetti: Don PasqualeDon Pasquale
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2016Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2015Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriMustafà
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreDoctor Dulcamara
2015Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2013Puccini: ToscaA Sacristan

Bio


Stefano de Peppo was born in Italy and started his stage experience very young as a boy soprano at La Scala Opera House in Milan. 

He then studied at Civic School of Music of Milan and in London, and he now resides in New York City. 

He is known for his powerful voice, impeccable diction and stage skills as a leading basso buffo in such roles as Leporello (don Giovanni), Bartolo (Barbiere di Siviglia), don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Dulcamara (L'Elisir d'amore), Mustafà (L'Italiana in Algeri), don Pasquale, Gianni Schicchi,  Sulpice (La Fille du Regiment), The Sacristan (Tosca). 

He has sung with major Opera Houses in USA (Atlanta Opera, San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera, Arizona Opera, Sarasota Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Memphis Opera, Carnegie Hall, Montana Opera, Portland Opera, Austin Opera, Miami Lyric Opera), Spain (Jerez, A Coruña, Cordoba, Sevilla, Valladolid, Tenerife) Italy (Roma), Mexico (Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Festival International Cervantino), Colombia (Teatro Colon de Bogotà), Germany (Essen), France (Versailles, Opera de Massy), England (Royal Albert Hall, Holland Park Theatre), Czech Republic (Estate Theatre in Prague), Finland (Finnish National Opera), Costa Rica (Teatro Nacional in San Jose), Israel (New Israeli Opera).

He is Leporello in live DVD of "don Giovanni" filmed by RAI at Teatro Argentina in Rome in 2002 with famed Italian baritone Renato Bruson as the don.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Don Bartolo Immediately Opéra-théâtre De Massy 2018
Donizetti: La fille du régiment Sulpice 24 hours Atlanta Opera 2018
Rossini: Il signor Bruschino Gaudenzio Opera De Monterrey, Mexico 2018
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Don Bartolo Sarasota Opera Association (sarasota) 2018
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Don Pasquale Immediately Opera Memphis 2017