Italian baritone Matteo Peirone was born in Savona and studied with Franca Mattiucci, Paolo Montarsolo and Renata Scotto. He has won prizes at numerous competitions, including the AsLiCo International Singing Competition in Milan and the Concorso Giuseppe Verdi in Parma. He appears regularly at La Scala, Milan, where his performances have included Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro) under Riccardo Muti. Other engagements have taken him to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London’s Barbican Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center, the Paris Opéra, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Opéra national du Rhin, ABAO Bilbao Opera, the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Palm Beach Opera, the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Frankfurt Opera and the Dresden, Hamburg and Budapest State Operas.
On DVD and CD he may be seen and heard as the Sacristan (Tosca) under Zubin Mehta, as Elviro (Serse) with Les Talens Lyriques under Christophe Rousset and as Benoît (La bohème) under Riccardo Chailly.
Matteo Peirone has been acclaimed as Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) in Tel Aviv, at La Scala, Milan, at Palm Beach Opera, at the Teatro Regio in Parma and as the Sacristan in Turin and Paris and at the Verbier Festival. Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Christian Thielemann, Daniel Oren, Bruno Bartoletti, Gianandrea Noseda and Gustavo Dudamel, while the directors in whose productions he has appeared include Luca Ronconi, Franco Zeffirelli and Graham Vick.
Among his more recent engagements have been La bohème in Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Genoa, Bari, Mumbai, Hamburg, Milan and Munich, Le nozze di Figaro in Turin, Naples, Bari, Amsterdam and Palermo, Masetto (Don Giovanni) at the Edinburgh Festival, in Budapest and at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Gianni Schicchi in Amsterdam, Tosca at La Scala and the Salzburg Easter Festival and Il trittico in London and Rome.
Plans include La bohème in Muscat, Genoa, Turin and Cagliari and Manon Lescaut in Genoa and Cagliari.