Ренато Дольчини


Born in Milan in 1985, he pursued vocal training under M° Vincenzo Manno while studying Musicology at Pavia University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He was admitted twice to the Gstaad Vocal Academy (2009, 2010) where he had the opportunity to specialize with Cecilia Bartoli.

In 2015 he is chosen by William Christie as one of the six young talents selected all over the world that will participate to the seventh edition of “Le Jardin des Voix”: in the following international tour with Les Arts Florissants in Europe, USA, Russia, Australia, Korea, China and Japan, he drew the attention of the critics and got some enthusiastic reviews.

Highlights of the past seasons were Caldara's Dafne in Venezia for Teatro La Fenice with Stefano Montanari, an all-Monteverdi program conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for Monteverdi Tuscany Festival, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with René Jacobs for the Fondation de Royaumont, and Alidoro in Rossini's La Cenerentola with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante. Engagements for 2016/ 2017 season include his debut as Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni in Milan and Florence (recorded for Warner Classics), Rossi Orfeo (Satiro) with Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra de Versailles and Opéra de Bordeaux, Cavalli Ipermestra (Danao) at Glyndebourne Festival with William Christie and Graham Vick, L’incoronazione di Poppea (Ottone) at the Opéra de Nantes in a new production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier; Aneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants in a US tour; Messiah in Milan (LaVerdi Barocca); Bach's Weinachstoratorium in Milan with La Risonanza and Fabio Bonnizzoni; Landi's La morte di Orfeo at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam with Christoph Rousset; Petite Messe Solennelle in Malta; Melani’s L’Europa at the Potsdam Musikfestspiele; his debut in Seneca in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (a cd released in 2019) at the Salzburger Festespiele under William Christie and Porpora’s Iole in Oldenburg (Musikfest Bremen) with Concerto de’ Cavalieri; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte in Perigueux with Alexis Kossenko and Les Ambassadeurs; Ercole in Porpora's Iole at the Musikfest in Oldenburg; Bach's Johannes-Passion in Paris and in an European tour with Les Arts Florissants and in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw). BBC has recently chosen Mr. Dolcini for the radio program Arts Hour on tour in Milan, singing exerps by Porpora and Mozart and broadcast in January 2019.

Recent engagements: Handel’s La Resurrezione with Bonizzoni and La Risonanza in Bruxelles, Brugge and Metz; Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv and in Tokyo; Handel’s Agrippina (Claudio) at the Teatro Real in Madrid with Il Pomo d’oro; Actéon (Chasseur) with Les Arts Florissants and Scarlatti's Santa Teodosia at the La Chaise-Dieu Festival; Giulio Cesare at the Teatro alla Scala Rameau’s Les Indes galantes at the Grand Théâtre de Genève under Leonardo Alarcon.

Mr. Dolcini stars as Orfeo and Apollo in “Stravaganza d’Amore!”, Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion’s latest disc for Harmonia Mundi, which has been acclaimed with Diapason d’Or and Choc de Classica among other prizes.