Considered one of the most interesting and overwhelming voices of his generation, the musicality and the psychological depth of his performances has quickly attracted the attention of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung — Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano and Sir Georg Solti.
Winner in 1989 and in '91 of the Toti dal Monte international competition.
His extensive repertoire includes works by Bellini, Berlioz, Boito, Donizetti, Handel, Stravinsky, Verdi, Mozart and Rossini.
He's a regular guest in the major opera houses of the world such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Covent Garden in London, Bastille Opera in Paris, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; as well as in prestigious festivals such as Salzburg and Baden -Baden.
Some of his best performances were published on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Virgin.
Recently he sang in Don Giovanni at the Los Angeles Opera and in San Diego, Don Pasquale at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Cenerentola and Le Nozze Di Figaro in Vienna, Attila in Bilbao, a new production of Don Giovanni at Salzburg Festspiele and Il Turco In Italia at Covent Garden in London, Le Nozze Di Figaro in Berlin.
His upcoming engagements include Carmen in Munich, La Damnation De Faust in Berlin and Liege, Don Giovanni in San Francisco and Salzburg, La Cenerentola and Simon Boccanegra in Vienna, Semiramide in London.