Sicilian tenor with a rich and extensive voice, remarkable scenic qualities and an extremely versatile repertoire, Enea Scala is now considered a reference name in the Belcanto baritenor repertoire.
After graduating from classical studies, he studied singing at the Conservatory of Bologna and later he specialized with Fernando Cordeiro Opa with whom he is still working. Since his debut in Bologna in 2006 he has ranged from Mozart (Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, La finta giardiniera) to brilliant Rossini, the Italian Belcanto, works such as Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, L’heure espagnole, L’amico Fritz, Die Fledermaus, La Juive/Leopold to get to his first Verdi titles (Falstaff and Traviata).
In the belcanto repertoire beyond Bellini (Sonnambula, Zaira, Puritani, Adelson e Salvini) he is particularly interested in exploring the vast Donizetti’s repertoire (from Don Pasquale, Elisir, Convenienze teatrali to Caterina Cornaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Maria Stuarda, Le Duc d’Albe). A close relationship links him to Rossini: after a debut in the brilliant genre (Italiana, Barbiere, Cenerentola, Il viaggio a Reims/Belfiore, Pietra del paragone) and the experience in Guillaume Tell (both as Arnoldo/Arnolde and Roudi) he reached now his repertoire of choice, starting with Armida/Rinaldo, later with Ermione/Pilade e Pirro and recently with Tancredi, Mosè in Egitto, Semiramide and La donna del lago/Rodrigo.
In 2021 he will return at ROF, where he performed before in Sigismondo, Viaggio/Libenskof, Mosè in Egitto and Occasione fa il ladro.
Enea Scala has sung on the stages of Turin, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Geneve, Marseille, Montecarlo, Lyon, Paris / Champs Elysees, Munich, Brussels, Antwerp, of the Festivals of Martina Franca, Montpellier and Glyndebourne, of Moscow (Bolshoi and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall), London (ROH and Barbican Center), Muscat, Toronto collaborating with conductors such as Bartoletti, Battistoni, Bisanti, Carignani, Ettinger, Haïm, López-Cobos, Luisi, Mariotti, Mazzola, Muti, Noseda, C. Rizzi, Rousset, Rustioni, Sacripanti and with directors as A.Bernard, Ceresa, Clement, Cucchi, Font, Grinda, Lescot, Michieletto, Py, Pountney, Vick, Villazon, Vizioli, Wake-Walker.
Among his recent and future engagements: Le chant sur la mort de Haydn with Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Carmina Burana with l’Orchestre du Capitole, his debuts in Rigoletto in Marseilles and at the Festival of Macerata, in the title roles of Rossini’s Otello in Frankfurt and Les contes d’Hoffmann at La Monnaie, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Filarmonico in Verona, Norma at the Theater an der Wien where he will also sing Rodrigo in La donna del lago, Roberto Devereux at La Fenice, Carmina Burana in Bruxelles, Petite Messe Solennelle at Schlesswig-Holstein Festival, Rigoletto in Hamburg, Guillaume Tell in Dublin, his role debut as Rodolfo in La bohème in Marseilles and then to return with some new projects at Grand Theatre de Geneve, Buxelles, Frankfurt, Marseilles, Pesaro, Palermo and Madrid.