Bass-baritone Stefano de Peppo, was born in Italy and began his career as a boy soprano in the Children Chorus of La Scala in Milan.

After graduating at Civica Scuola di Musica in Milano he moved to London thanks to a scholarship, and studied at Royal College of Music and with private teachers.
He then moved to Mexico City and made his debut as a very young bass-baritone at Bellas Artes Opera House in 1990.

Leporello (don Giovanni), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Publio (Mexican premier of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” with Ramon Vargas in  the title role) are some of the roles that made him very successful for and opened the doors for an international career. 
His vocal and acting skills, plus his crisp diction and musicality have made him a great and acclaimed specialist  in the comic Italian/French repertory of the 18th and 19th century.

He sang Mustafà (L’Italiana in Algeri), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore), don Pasquale, Geronte (Manon Lescaut), Sulpice (La Fille du regiment), don Alfonso (Così fan tutte),  Sacristan (Tosca) at Minnesota Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Hamilton Opera in Canada, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Miami Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, New Jersey Opera, Houston Opera in the Heights, (USA), Teatro Villamarta, Teatro Cervantes, Gran Teatro de Cordoba, Gran Teatro de Zaragoza, Opera de Tenerife (SPAIN), Teatro Colon de Bogota (COLOMBIA), New Israeli Opera, Finnish National Opera.

In 2002 he sang Leporello in Rome with the famous baritone Renato Bruson as don Giovanni in a production televised by RAI and made into a commercial DVD.

After auditioning for Placido Domingo he was chosen to sing Betto (Gianni Schicchi) at Los Angeles Opera and at Washington Opera with Samuel Ramey as Schicchi in a new production by movie director William Friedkin. 

He has sang also Bartolo in Kansas with the delightful Rosina of worldwide acclaimed mezzo Joyce DiDonato.

He sang also a very successful Don Pasquale at Memphis Opera and at Opera in the Heights in Houston TX, the title   role of don Giovanni with Mozart Festival Opera, and the comic role of Barone Kelbar in the world premier of the revised edition of Verdi’s “Un giorno di regno” (A king for a day) with great acclaim at Sarasota Opera. 
Recent engagements include don Magnifico at Opera Monterrey (Mexico) and at Intermountain Opera, don Pasquale at Miami Lyric Opera. 
He also took part to Francesca Zambello’s megaproduction of La Boheme (as Schaunard) at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.
He appeared in a televised concert at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City with the worldwide famous Mexican tenor Javier Camarena. 

Also to be mentioned in the last 2 years his first successful take of the title role in Gianni Schicchi at Opera Santa Barbara, Sulpice at Arizona Opera, Dulcamara at Opera Costa Rica, don Alfonso at Sarasota Opera , don Magnifico at Lyric Opera of Chicago and at San Diego Opera and Sulpice at Austin Opera.

He will be soon again don Magnifico at Arizona Opera,  Leporello at Opera Monterrey, don Pasquale at Chautauqua Opera,  and the two Bartolos (Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro) in a tour of Spain and at Opera Tampa.

 

Updated: 2017-05-12