Who am I?

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.

Excelentia a la Cultura Prize


La Fundación Excelencia, Spain

XXX International "Luigi Illica Prize"


Premio Illica, Italy

Goldenes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich


Grand golden medal of honor for services to the republic of Austria

Distinguished Citizen


from Montevideo

Echo Klassik Award


for his album Rojotango

First prize (male singer) and Audience prize


Operalia competition founded by Plácido Domingo

Who is portrayed

Creating a new path

Being in contact with opera before anything else.

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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.

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. Engagements of the title role in Don Giovanni followed in London, Milan, Florence, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seville, Torino and with the Metropolitan Opera; as well as Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera and in Valencia. Other roles in his repertoire include Pagano in Verdi ́s I Lombardi, the title role in Attila, Banquo in Macbeth, Escamillo in Carmen, Mefistofele from Boito, Berlioz and Gounod as well as Donizetti ́s Elisir d ́Amore. In 2013, he debuted the role of Procida in Les Vêpres Siciliennes at Covent Garden, repeating the role later in Copenhagen in 2015 and in the new production of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich 2018.

As exclusive Sony Classical artist with two very successful recordings: CD Arias; his Rojotango Album reached world wide recognition in 2011 and was awarded by the ECHO Classic Award. The season 2015/16 appearances have included Figaro at Covent Garden and Leporello in Vienna, followed by performances as Don Giovanni in both Munich and Buenos Aires, and as Attila in Palermo. In the title role of Mefistofele he appeared in Baden-Baden, a role which he also performed later on in Munich. Guest appearances as Don Giovanni at Theater an der Wien and in Budapest, as well as Leporello at Vienna State Opera followed. His debut as Scarpia in Tosca at Staatsoper unter den Linden in February 2017 marked a new highlight in his repertory. Considerable acclaim Schrott earned for his Leporello at the Metropolitan Opera in April 2017. After three completely sold out concerts as Don Giovanni in Shanghai with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra the season 2016/17 included appearances, among others, at the Opera in San Francisco, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro where he debuted Il Turco in Italia in 2016 and sang Stabat Mater in 2017. The opera season 2017/18 started for Erwin Schrott at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Les Vêpres Siciliennes, two sold out concerts of Attila at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Opera Lyon, the Vienna State Opera with Elisir d ́Amore, Tosca and Faust, the Opéra Monte-Carlo with I Puritani and the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, where he sang in Mefistofele and Les Vêpres Siciliennes.

At the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam Erwin Schrott gave his debut in The Tales of Hoffmann and in Mefistofele at the Opera Festival Chorégies d ́Orange in France.

Erwin Schrott returned to Vienna State Opera as Escamillo in Carmen, as Mefistofeles in Faust to the Teatro Real in Madrid, as Scarpia in Tosca to Berlin (Deutsche Oper) and at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Erwin Schrott was presented in two special concerts: First he sang the role of the Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. And then in Don Giovanni in the title role and as director which set an exceptional successful start of a concert tour with performances, besides the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, further at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, in Le Chaux-de-Fonds and in Basel.

Followed by a debut of Cenerentola at La Scala in Milano. The crowning glory of the saison 2018/19 formed further Faust at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Tosca at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Don Giovanni at the Opera Festival Chorégies d ́Orange, along with a gala concert at the Munich Opera Festival (Bayerische Staatsoper) called “Tango Diablo” in summer 2019.

The season 2019/20 started for Erwin Schrott with Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, L ́elisir d ́amore at the Teatro Real in Madrid and a debut in Anna Bolena at the Royal Opera House in Oman.

At the Rossini Festival in Pesaro he performed in the role of the Pharaon in Moïse et Pharaon. 

Erwin Schrott began the season at the Vienna State Opera in Tosca, Carmen, La Cenerentola, Anna Bolena and L´ Elisir d´Amore, as well as in Il Turco in Italia at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and L´Elisir d´Amore at the Berlin State Opera.

In spring 2022 Erwin Schrott will perform in opera productions in Paris, Budapest and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

An important focus

towards people

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.