B I O G R A P H Y
Born in Milano in 1985, he pursued vocal training under M° Vincenzo Manno (Accademia del Teatro alla Scala and Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado) while studying Musicology at Pavia University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He was admitted twice to the Gstaad Vocal Academy (2009, 2010) where he had the opportunity to specialize with Cecilia Bartoli. Since 2010 he has also collaborated and explored Baroque repertoire with soprano Roberta Invernizzi.
Specialized in baroque and classical repertoire, he has sung Conte Robinson in Cimarosa’s “Il matrimonio segreto” (Teatro Bibiena, Mantova), Death in Holst’s “Savitri” (Teatro Dal Verme, Milano), Figaro in Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (Teatro Ruggeri, Guastalla), Don Alfonso in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” (Opera de Tenerife, Spain), Borea/Alcione/Niconida/Argeo in Cavalli's "Eritrea" (Teatro La Fenice, Venice, with Stefano Montanari).
In 2015 he is chosen by William Christie as one of the six young talents selected all over the world that will participate to the seventh edition of “Le Jardin des Voix”: in the following international tour with Les Arts Florissants in Europe, USA, Russia, Australia, Korea, China and Japan he drew the attention of the critics and got some enthusiastic reviews ("Renato Dolcini played the mad scene of Orlando to the hilt and would surely have chewed the scenery, had there been any" - The New York Times).
Highlights of the past season were Antonio Caldara's "Dafne" in Venice for Teatro La Venice with Stefano Montanari, an all-Monteverdi program conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for "Monteverdi Tuscany", the title role in "Le nozze di Figaro" with René Jacobs for the Fondation de Royaumont, and Alidoro in Rossini's "La Cenerentola" with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi.
Engagements for 2016/2017 season include his debut as Leporello in Mozart “Don Giovanni” in Milano and Firenze, Rossi "Orfeo" (Satiro) with Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra Royal de Versailles and Opéra de Bordeaux, Cavalli "Ipermestra" (Danao) at Glyndebourne Festival with William Christie and Graham Vick, Purcell "Dido and Aeneas" (Aeneas) in tournée with Les Arts Florissants.
© Philippe DelVal