Stefano de Peppo, bass-baritone
Baron di Kelbar, Un giorno di regno
A native of Bari, Italy, bass-baritone Stefano de Peppo is one of opera's busiest singing actors sought after for the Italian character bass parts. He made his Sarasota Opera debut as Bartolo in the Fall 2008 production of The Barber of Seville and returns for the 2013 Winter Festival production of Verdi's rarely seen Un giorno di regno. He has performed in opera houses throughout , the United States, Europe, Mexico and South America.
Recent engagements include Leporello (Don Giovanni) at Finnish National Opera, the title role of Don Giovanni at Mozart Festival Opera, Don Pasquale at Miami Lyric Opera and at Opera North Carolina. He has appeared as Leporello in Prague, Milan, Rome, Mexico City and Jerez, Spain, among others, and as Dr. Bartolo in Teatro Colon in Bogota, Columbia, Minnesota Opera and Palm Beach Opera. In Tel Aviv he sang the title role in Don Pasquale; he made his New York debut as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola at Lincoln Center; his Canadian debut as Mustafa in L'Italiana in Algeri with Opera Hamilton, a role he also performed at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City; and in Tenerife and Palm Beach, Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore. Other engagements include Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) with Mozart Festival Opera, Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) with Connecticut Grand Opera, Geronte (Manon Lescaut) with Palm Beach Opera and Papageno (The Magic Flute) with Wichita Grand Opera.
A popular concert artist, Mr. de Peppo has performed the Faure Requiem, the Rossini Stabat Mater and La Petite Messe Solemnelle and the Gounod St. Cecilia Mass in London and the Mozart Requiem and the Rossini Stabat Mater with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Mexico and the Sinfonia Nacional de Mexico.