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 di Babilonia in Savona, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Valerio in Cimarosa’s Il fanatico burlato.
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 del West, 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 M° Sinopoli.
In 1996 he was in Naples for Werther, in Pesaro for Ricciardo e Zoraide and in Venice for Tosca.
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 Don Carlo 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-
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. Frizza.
He was Altoum at 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 in Venice.
2008: Aida and Turandot in Seoul (Korea), The Gambler (Teatro alla Scala, Milan), Boris Goudunov -
2009: Lucia di Lammermoor -
2010: Lucia di Lammermoor (Normanno) – Valencia; Tannhauser -
2011: A view from the bridge -
2012: Viaggio a Reims -
2013: Traviata – Macerata and tournée in Muscat in Oman; I Masnadieri in Parma.
2014: Nabucco – Florence.
2015: Lucia di Lammermoor -
2016: Andrea Chénier -
2017: Bohème -