The bass Antonio Casagrande, a member of the chorus of La Fenice, took his diploma with R. Lippi at the Rovigo Conservatorio, continuing his training at the Adria Centro Lirico and Milan As.Li.Co. Winner in 1995 of the Toti dal Monte Competition, he made his début at the Treviso Teatro Comunale in Bizet’s Carmen with Maag and De Ana. In 2000 he was victorious in the Sarzana Argiris Competition. He has covered principal and comprimario rôles at La Fenice, the Rovigo Teatro Sociale and theatres on the Lombardy operatic circuit. He made his débuts in Venetian and Friulian theatres with the rôles of Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, Colline in La Bohème, Ferrando in Il trovatore and Sparafucile in Rigoletto.