(Born 21 December 1972 in Montevideo, Uruguay)
Erwin Schrott is an operatic bass-baritone, particularly known for his portrayal of the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
He first sang Roucher in Andrea Chénier at age 22. Following a stint at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, where he sang minor roles he won first prize in the Operalia competition in 1998 and then went on to play leading roles in major opera houses in both Europe and the United States.
Erwin Schrott made his debut as Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Vienna State Opera in 1999 and returned there to sing Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and Leporello in Don Giovanni.
At La Scala he sang the title role in Don Giovanni also Pharaon in Moïse et Pharaon.
His debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York was in 2000 where he sang Colline in La Bohème - he later returned to the company in 2005 to sing Escamillo in Carmen.
In 2006 he sang the title role in Don Giovanni for the Met's Japan Tour, and in 2007 he sang Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro.
In 2008 Mr Schrott again played Don Giovanni and since 2003 he has sung Leporello, Don Giovanni and Figaro with the Royal Opera.
He has toured Japan with his wife Anna Netrebko and performed at several major international Arts Festivals, one with Elina Garanca.
His profile on this site is the second most visited - is it his voice? or is it his looks? You be the judge!... and who is the first most visited? Well.... she's Australian and she's been dead an awful long time!