From the start of his career, D’Arcangelo has been the pre-eminent Mozart man in his vocal range. Hailed by critics for his magnificent voice and stage presence, Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo has been called “a complete knock-out” by the Independent and “an ideal Figaro” by the Guardian. For his all-Italian Mozart album under Gianandrea Noseda, he delivers arias both famous and rare that brim with vocal distinction and interpretive panache. D’Arcangelo’s Don Giovanni (“Champagne Aria”) and uproarious Leporello (“Catalog Aria”) establish his wide emotional range. Excerpts of his Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and his notable Figaro highlight other facets of D’Arcangelo’s command as a Mozartian. His previous appearances on Deutsche Grammophon include a Figaro opposite Anna Netrebko’s Susanna in the new Salzburg Festival production (released by Deutsche Grammophon on CD and DVD) in 2007.
Aleksandra Kurzak and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo appear at the Los Angeles Opera in Cosí fan Tutte on September 18, 22, 24 & October 2, 5, 8. Kurzak appears as Gretel in the Metropolitan Opera’s performances of Hansel & Gretel on December 16, 21, 24, 26, 29, 30, 2011 & January 3, 7, 2012.