The Royal Opera House
Kasper Holten’s 2014 production of Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera offers a glimpse inside the mind of one of opera’s most notorious seducers. Erwin Schrott in one of his life roles.
Erwin Schrott (Private Archive)
Born in Montevideo he started his operatic career at the age of 22 as Roucher in Andrea Chénier. He won competitions such as “Carlos Gomez”, “Juventudes Musicales” before winning the competition “Operalia”. From there, a dazzling career followed making debuts in one major opera house after another in quick succession. As Don Giovanni and Leporello in Mozarts Don Giovanni he became the interpreter of reference as a Mozartian Singer in which he still celebrates huge success all over the world.
Erwin Schrott is one of the most exciting singers of our time and is universally regarded as today’s finest exponent of the major Mozart roles of Don Giovanni, Leporello and Figaro.
Bass-baritone Erwin Schrott is acclaimed internationally in the world ́s most prestigious operatic theatres such as Milan ́s Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Washington National Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Hamburg State Opera, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels, Teatro Communale di Firenze, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova and many others.
Besides his work as operatic singer Erwin Schrott dedicates his time and work yearly to various charity organisations who help and support kids in need.