On graduating from the Brescia Conservatory in 2001, the bass-baritone Andrea Patucelli won several prizes, including the ‘Citta di Brescia’, Piero Boni and a Rotary Lyons grant. He made his début as Rodolfo in Bellini’s La sonnambula in Fidenza, before singing in Paisiello’s Il fanatico in Berlina (recorded on Kicco Classic), Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, the King in Verdi’s Aida and Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola in Milan, Don Annibale, Pistacchio and Enrico in Donizetti’s Il campanello in Parma. Winner of the 2002 Lignano Sabbiadoro, he sang the title rôle in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, then Don Basilio in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in Pisa, Volterra and Milan and Mustafa and Haly in L’italiana in Algeri in Brescia, Como, Pavia, Cremona and Ravenna. His Alidoro in La Cenerentola won him the XXXII Toti dal Monte prize. From Mozart’s Don Giovanni he sang Leporello in Busseto and Masetto in Trento, Bolzano, Rovigo and Cosenza; he was Don Basilio in an As.Li.Co. production, Lord Sidney in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims in Reggio Calabria, and Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Piacenza. Subsequent engagements have included Schubert’s Die Freunde von Salamanca and Mozart’s Requiem in Bologna, and Pacini’s Il corsaro in Parma. His concert career includes Haydn’s Missa Sanctae Caeciliae and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle in several major venues.