Born in Rimini, he starts studying piano at a very young age, moving then to singing, graduating at Pesaro’s Rossini Conservatory under Robleto Merolla. Still a student, he wins the 2nd prize at the Ferruccio Tagliavini competition, the 1st Prize and the “Teatro dell’Opera di Roma” and “Orchestra Sinfonica della Karinzia” prizes at the R. Zandonai competition, as well as the 1st Prize and the “Circolo Lirico G. Verdi” prize at the Gianfranco Masinicompetition inReggio Emilia.
He made his debut in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Riva del Garda, followed by Dvoŕak’s Jakobin at the Wexford Festival. He immediately started an international career which led him to: Bologna (Barbiere di Siviglia, Giulio Cesare), Naples (Tancredi. Trovatore), Parma and Catania (Sonnambula, Bohème), Trieste, Montecarlo, Genova (Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Graham Vick, released on dvd), Edinburgh (Zelmira, Adelaide di Borgogna, both recorded live by Opera Rara), Busseto, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki, Turin and Rome (Semiramide), Florence, Spoleto Ancona (Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle), Barcelona (Lucia directed by Carsen, Incoronazione di Poppea directed by Alden), Pesaro (Otello, Zelmira, Demetrio e Polibio, Ciro in Babilonia, Tancredi, Stabat Mater and Petite messe), London (Pia de’ Tolomei at the Royal Festival Hall, Diluvio universale at Drury Lane), Moscow (Capuleti).
On the concert platform he sang Mozart’s Requiemin Turin, Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Catania and, under M° Zedda, in Pesaro and Bolzano, Mozart’s Kronungmasse conducted byHogwood in Bologna and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Mexico and Liverpool. He appeared several times in Recital for the Rosenblatt Seriesin London at St. John's Smith Square with Vincent Scalera. Under M° Chailly he made his debuts at La Scala with Rossini’s Stabat Mater and appeared at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Barbican Centre in London with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
Among his recent engagements: Diluvio Universale and Damnation de Faust in St. Gallen, Pietra del paragone in Sassari, Maria Stuarda, Lucia and Barbiere in Venice, Lucrezia Borgia (Alfonso) in Liege, Il Viaggio a Reims (Sydney) in Santa Cecilia under Nagano and in Florence, Guillaume Tell and Caterina Cornaro at the Amsterdam Konzertgebouw, Don Giovanni at La Scala and in Dallas, Maria Stuarda in Palermo, Moscow, Bergamo, Rovigo and, with M° Bonynge, at the Megaron in Athens, Il Trovatore in Koln, Lucia in Washington, Linda di Chamounix in Barcelona, La gazza ladra in Verona.
Among his future engagements: Maria Stuarda in Bilbao and at the Liceu in Barcelona, Don Giovanni at Teatro Regio in Turin, Demetrio e Polibio at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Verdi's Requiem in Antwerp, Il Trovatore at the Amsterdam Konzertgebouw, Le nozze di Figaro at the Dallas Opera.