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 (Silvano) in Bologna; La traviata, Faust, La bohème at Teatro Regio in Turin; La bohème in Brescia, Cremona, Reggio Emilia, Como, Pavia; Tosca in Cosenza.

2016: Le fille du regiment (Hortensius) - Palermo and Muscat; Carmen - Turin; Andrea Chénier - Genova; Adriana Lecouvreur (Quinault) - Naples.

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


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


2018/19: Rigoletto - Palermo; Traviata, Butterfly and Rigoletto - Torino; Butterfly - Naples.


His repertoire includes:

V. Bellini: La sonnambula (Alessio) – Turin, Bologna;

H. Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini – Rome;

G. Bizet: Carmen (Dancairo and Morales) – Messina, Venice, Macerata, Rome, Messina;

F. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – Catania, Palermo;

G. Donizetti: Don Pasquale (Malatesta) – conducted by Roberto Abbado for the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchester;

U. Giordano: Fedora – La Scala in Milan, Turin; Andrea Chénier – Rome, Catania, Venice;

C. Gounod: Faust

F. Lehar: La vedova allegra – Palermo;

J. Massenet: Werther – Genoa;

M. Mussorgskij: Boris Godunov – Rome

J. Offenbach - Orphée aux Enfers (Mars) – Cagliari;

G. Puccini: La fanciulla del West – La Scala in Milan; La bohème – Cagliari, La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice; Madama Butterfly (Yamadori) – Turin, Venice, Palermo, Cosenza, Catanzaro, Reggio Calabria; Tosca (Sagrestano) – Palermo, Turin, Messina,

Verona, Genoa; Manon Lescaut – Palermo, Catania; Turandot (Mandarino) – Palermo, Turin; Gianni Schicchi – Palermo;

Rundfunk Orchester, Venice; Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali – Turin; La Figlia del reggimento – Bologna; La Fille du régiment (Hortensius) in Tokyo and Savonlinna;

G. Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Fiorello) – Rome, Florence, La Scala in Milan, Palermo, Toulon;

N. Rota: Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze (Beaupertuis) – Catania, Messina;

R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier – Genoa;

G. Verdi: Rigoletto – Genoa, Wiesbaden; Macbeth – Genoa; La traviata (Barone and Marquis) – Turin, Trieste, Genoa, Wiesbaden, Verona; Un ballo in maschera (Silvano) – Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Piacenza and Ferrara, Turin; I vespri Siciliani (Roberto) – Genoa;

R. Wagner: Parsifal - Naples.  

A. von Zemlinsky: Der Koenig Kandaules – Palermo.


Recordings: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (Bongiovanni), Die Pilger von Mekka (Orfeo), Il Cordovano, La Bella Europa (Ricordi), Aureliano in Palmira (Nuova Era), La traviata (NVC Arts).



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Paolo Orecchia

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