Born in Monfalcone, (Gorizia), the tenor Enrico Cossutta begins his career in Viterbo
in 1985, with Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, acting the part of Almaviva.
After a period of study, he came back to the scenes in 1988 interpreting Arbace in
Rossini’s Ciro diBabilonia in Savona, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Valerio in
Cimarosa’s Il fanaticoburlato.
In 1989 he is in Finland for a concert in honour of B.Gigli, then in Savona where
he acts as the Contino del Fiore in Crispino e la Comare of the Ricci brothers.
In 1990 he sang in Stuttgart in Salieri’s Les Danaides; at La Scala in Milan plays
the role of Gastone in La Traviata, directed by M° Muti, and in Lanciano (Chieti)
he sings in the role of Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor.
In 1991, at the Theatre La Scala, he performs Mozart’s Idomeneo, Rossini’s Comte
Ory and La Traviata. In 1991 he also sang in Lugano, the role of Federico in La testa
di bronzo by Carlo Soliva. He has performed Gastone in Cagliari, Savona, Treviso,
Rovigo, Modena, Ferrara, Seville and Genoa.
In the season 1992/1993, after La Traviata, he sang at La Scala in Manon Lescaut,
conducted by Lorin Maazel. He performed the role of Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor in
Treviso, and Rovigo and the role of Normanno in Tourin, in the same opera. In 1993
he sang in Florence in Salomè and in Naples for the Mosè.
In 1994 he partecipated to the Rusalka at the Theatre dell’Opera in Rome. He was
in Milan for Bohème and Fanciulla delWest, in Naples and in tournée in Wiesbaden
forTosca, in Milan again for Traviata, in september he was in Tokyo in tournèe with
La Scala, for Traviata and Fanciulla del west under the conduction of M° Muti and
In 1996 he was in Naples for Werther, in Pesaro for Ricciardo e Zoraide and in Venice
In 1997 he was in Catania for Iris, in Florence for Parsifal, in Venice for Carmen and
in Florence for Fanciulla del West. In 1998 he was in Venice for Gazza ladra, in
Naples for L’Amico Fritz, in Bologne for DonCarlo and Don Sebastiano and in Novara
for Lucia di Lammermoor.
In 1999 he was in Florence for Tristano e Isotta and La Dama di picche, in Naples
for Traviata and in Venice for Maria di Rohan.
He began the season ‘99-’00 at the Teatro Comunale of Bologne for Tosca, then he
was in Venice for Sadko, he came back to Florence for Traviata and Fanciulla del
In 2001 was in Tokyo for a tournée. During the summer he was in Cagliari for Lucia
di Lammermoor and in Trieste for Stiffelio.
In 2002 he was in Florence for Manon Lescaut. Afterwards he performed I Maestri Cantori and Don
Carlo under the conduction of M° Z. Mehta and I Lombardi alla prima crociata with
M° R. Abbado.
Moreover he was in the Tannhauser at Teatro alla Scala (conductor J. Tate), in Cagliari
for Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in Genova for Il Flauto Magico both conducted by R.
He was Altoumat Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata and (with Z. Mehta) in Florence
and performed the following Japan’s tournée.
At Sferisterio in Macerata he was Messaggero in Aida and Altoum at Teatro La Fenice
2008: Aida and Turandot in Seoul (Korea), The Gambler (Teatro alla Scala, Milan), Boris
Goudunov - Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Aida – Palermo.
2009: Lucia di Lammermoor - Firenze. Ernani (Don Riccardo) - Catania. Traviata (Gastone)
– Macerata; I sette peccati capitali - Pavia, Como and Cremona.
2010: Lucia diLammermoor (Normanno) – Valencia; Tannhauser - Milano; I Lombardi
alla prima crociata and Attila – Macerata.
2011: A view from the bridge - Rome; Rigoletto and Un ballo in maschera - Macerata
2012: Viaggio a Reims - Firenze; Norma - Caracalla.
2013: Traviata – Macerata and tournée in Muscat in Oman; I Masnadieri in Parma.
2014: Nabucco – Florence.
2015: Lucia di Lammermoor - Genoa; Traviata - Florence and Naples.