Hailed by critics for his stage presence and glorious basso cantabile, Ildebrando has been particularly renowned for the Mozart roles of Figaro, Count Almaviva, Leporello and DON GIOVANNI. In recent years he has added the great Verdi roles of ATTILA, Filippo II/DON CARLO, Fiesco/SIMON BOCCANEGRA and Banco/MACBETH as well as Henry VIII/ANNA BOLENA, Méphistophélès/FAUST and LA DAMNATION DE FAUST to his repertoire.
Throughout his distinguished career he has appeared at the Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra national de Paris, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro Real Madrid and Metropolitan Opera New York with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tugan Sokhiev and Antonio Pappano.
Engagements during the last seasons include Escamillo/CARMEN in Genève, Conte/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Berlin Stateopera, Méphistophélès/FAUST and Philippe II/DON CARLOS in Liège, DON GIOVANNI in Wiesbaden, Dresden and LA. He also sang Alvise/LA GIOCONDA in Barcelona, Sarastro/DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE in LA und LA DAMNATION DE FAUST in Paris.
Future engagements will bring Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Méphistophélès/FAUST to Zurich, Conte/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO to Berlin and as Alidoro/LA CENERENTOLA and DON GIOVANNI to LA.