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Raymond Aceto

Bass

Raymond Aceto

Biography

American bass Raymond Aceto has established an important presence among the world’s leading opera companies and symphony orchestras. His performances continue to gather both popular and critical acclaim. Of his performance as Baron Scarpia, The Houston Chronicle hailed, “Raymond Aceto oozes suave villainy as the evil Baron Scarpia, his voice a dark rumble of menace and lust as he plots to destroy Cavaradossi and conquer Tosca…intelligent characterization distinguishes Aceto’s Scarpia as more than a cartoon villain. It’s his smiling ease that confirms how dangerous he is.”

Mr. Aceto began the 2015-2016 season with The Royal Opera Covent Garden Japan Tour as Banquo in  Macbeth and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sir Antonio Pappano conducting.  In November, Mr. Aceto will return to Dallas Opera as Scarpia in Tosca.  In February of 2016, Mr. Aceto made his Opera Australia debut as Walter in Luisa Miller at the Sydney Opera House, followed by his debut with Washington National Opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle, directed by Francesca Zambello. 

Additional recent performances for Mr. Aceto include with San Francisco Opera for Susannah, Gran Teatre del Liceu for Norma, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Turandot, and the Arena di Verona for Nabucco and Aida.  On the concert stage, he has recently performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Szymanowski’s King Roger, the Cleveland Orchestra in The Cunning Little Vixen, the Dallas Symphony in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Verdi's Requiem at London’s Royal Albert Hall.