Graduated in singing with full marks and honours in the “A.Casella” conservatory of L’Aquila, with Alessandro Valentini. he perfected his studies with: Bonaldo Giaiotti, Alda Borelli-Morgan, Luigi De Corato, Angelo Bertacchi.

After his debut in 2006 as Antonio in “Le Nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart, he sung, among others, the roles of Figaro in “Nozze di Figaro”, Don Giovanni and Leporello in “Don Giovanni”, Don Alfonso in “Così fan tutte”, Sarastro and Sprecher in “Die Zauberflote” by W.A.Mozart, Ramfis and Il Re in “Aida” by G.Verdi, Raimondo in “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Dulcamara in “L’elisir d’amore” and Don Pasquale in “Don Pasquale” by G.Donizetti, King Rene in “Iolanta” by P.I.Tchaikovsky, Lord Sidney in “Viaggio a Reims”, Walter Furst and Guillaume Tell in “Guillaume Tell”, Bartolo and Basilio“Barbiere di Siviglia” by G.Rossini, Timur in “Turandot”, Colline “La Bohème”, Geronte di Ravoir in “Manon Lescaut” and Zio Bonzo in “Madame Butterly” by G.Puccini, Uberto in “Serva Padrona” by G.B.Pergolesi, Aleko and Old Gypsy in “Aleko” and Virgilio in “Francesca da Rimini” by S.V.Rachmaninov, Baloo in “The Jungle Book” by G.Sollima, Der Einäugige in “Die Frau ohne Schatten” by R.Strauss and Lukas in “Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer” by E.Kats-Chernins.

 

“Matteo Maria Ferretti portrayed Raimondo, the ambiguous clergyman, very distinctively with his well-founded and secure bass.”

(Orig. german)

Matteo Ferretti - Bass - Biography - Raimondo - Lucia di Lammermoor

Highlights of 2023-24 include debuts as Don Magnifico in “Cenerentola” by G.Rossini, and Pistola in “Falstaff” by G.Verdi.

He performed at houses including Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Aalto Theater Essen, St. Petersburg Academic Philarmonia, Kiel Theater and Theater Osnabrück. Working with conductors like: Donato Renzetti, Fabio Mastrangelo, Georg Fritzsch, Giampaolo Maria Bisanti, Benjamin Reiners, Francesco Ciluffo, Alessandro Quarta, Massimiliano Stefanelli, Claudio Desderi and Daniel Carlberg. Under directors like: Brigitte Fassbaender, Alexandra Liedtke, Valentina Carrasco, Fabio Ceresa, Pier Francesco Maestrini, Henning Brockhause, Davide Garattini, Sarah Kohrs, Daniel Karasek, Carlos Wagner, Luise Kautz.

He won prizes in various international competitions including the “Marcello Giordani Competition”, the “Francesco Paolo Tosti International Competition”, and the “ArteInCanto International Competition”.