A pupil of the baritone Giuseppe Valdengo, he attended the specialization courses at the Teatro alla Scala and Rodolfo Celletti. A multifaceted artist, he is considered one of the greatest interpreters of comic bass roles. He is regularly invited to the most important theaters in the world such as the Metropolitan in New York, Covent Garden in London and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. With more than one hundred debuted roles to his credit, his wide repertoire ranges from the Neapolitan eighteenth century, through Mozart and Rossini, to Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini. His versatility led him to tackle the repertoire of the twentieth century up to being the interpreter of several contemporary works, such as # nbsp; Divorzio all'italiana # nbsp; by Giorgio Battistelli (Nancy, 2009) and # nbsp; Cenerentola.com # nbsp; by Lucio Gregoretti and Nicola Sani (Palermo, 2011). Particularly linked to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, in 1998 he was awarded the # nbsp; Rossini d'oro # nbsp; prize for his interpretation of the role of # nbsp; Don Magnifico # nbsp; ne # nbsp; La Cenerentola # nbsp ; by Rossini. Among the numerous interpretations of Pesaro, the trip to Reims, La Cenerentola, La gazzetta, The extravagant misunderstanding, Count Ory and Torvaldo and Dorliska are worthy of mention. Of his rich record production we mention # nbsp; Il barbiere di Siviglia # nbsp; (Bartolo; EMI), # nbsp; L'elisir d'amore # nbsp; (Dulcamara; Erato), # nbsp; Mr. Bruschino # nbsp; and # nbsp; The marriage bill # nbsp; (Claves), # nbsp; Lakmé # nbsp; by Delibes, # nbsp; Don Quichotte # nbsp; by Massenet and # nbsp; La bohème # nbsp; by Leoncavallo (New Era) , # nbsp; L'italiana in Londra # nbsp; (Bongiovanni and BMG), # nbsp; The novelist and the black man # nbsp; by Donizetti (Opera Rara), as well as a recital with music by Mozart and Rossini (Bongiovanni) .