Born in Roma, Paolo graduated in Vocal Arts at “L. D’Annunzio” Conservatoire in Pescara and he also studied with Ezio Di Cesare.

His career begins with the debut of the role of Malatesta in Don Pasquale with William Matteuzzi and Sylvia Greenberg conducted by Roberto Abbado for the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchester.

Other debuts: Belcore in Elisir d’amore, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Don Carissimo in Dirindina, Schaunard in La bohème at La Scala in Milan and at La Fenice in Venice, etc.  

He sang in the most important Italian theatres such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Opera in Rome, San Carlo in Naples, La Fenice in Venice, La Scala in Milan, Comunale in Bologna, Regio in Turin, La Fenice in Venice, etc.

He has established himself as a critically acclaimed and complete performer on the Italian operatic stages, well known for his commanding stage presence, highly developed sense of comedy and reliability in an extensive repertoire.

2012: Butterfly - Turin; Barbiere di Siviglia - Toulon; Der Koenig Kandaules - Palermo; Tosca (Sagrestano) - Brescia, Como, Pavia, Cremona and Milan; Carmen – Turin.

2013: La Traviata – Turin and Arena in Verona; Rigoletto – Palermo; Tosca (Sagrestano) – Terme di Caracalla, Opera of Rome; Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso) – Cagliari.

2014: Feuersnot (Kunz and Gilgenstock) and La fille du regiment (Hortensius) – Palermo; Die lustige Witwe (in Italian) – Turin; Guillaume Tell (Leutoldo) - Turin and in tournée with Teatro Regio of Turin in Edinburgh, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Ann Arbor; Tosca (Sagrestano) – Jesi.

  2015: Ballo in maschera in Bologna; La traviata, Faust, La bohème in Turin; La  bohème in Brescia, Cremona, Reggio Emilia, Como, Pavia.

  2016: La fille du régiment (Hortensius) at Teatro Massimo in Palermo and at Royal Opera House in Muscat; Andrea Chénier - Genoa; Carmen at Teatro Regio in Turin; Adriana Lecouvreur - Naples; Traviata - Genoa.

   2017: Traviata in Naples; Traviata and Tosca in Palermo and in tournée in Japan.

2017/18: Fanciulla del West - Naples; Guillaume Tell and Rigoletto - Palermo; Traviata - Genova, Trieste, Turin; Butterfly and Rigoletto - Turin.

He performed various concerts with RAI and the Orchestras of the main European Radios, singing perfectly in French and German.

He recorded the following operas: Le convenienze teatrali Bongiovanni Die Pilger von Mekka Orfeo Il Cordovano La Bella Europa Ricordi Aureliano in Palmira Nuova Era La Traviata NVC Arts (also filmed).

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Paolo Orecchia