Born in Lecce in 2000, he began studying opera singing at a very young age under the guidance of the Tenor Salvatore Cordella.
In 2018, on the occasion of the Seventh edition of the International Festival of Arts in Copertino, he played the role of Dottor Grenville in “La Traviata” by G.Verdi; in 2019, he played the role of the Marchese D’Obigny in “La Traviata” by G.Verdi with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Benevento and in the same summer with the Symphony Orchestra of Lecce and Salento (OLES).
Subsequently he won the 1st Prize and the Audience Award at the VII edition of the Fausto Ricci International Opera Singing Competition, in January 2020, he was the winner in the Young Emerging Voices category for the 71st AsLiCo Competition, at the Teatro Sociale in Como. The following February he plays the role of Conte di Ceprano in “Rigoletto” by G.Verdi at the Teatro Sociale in Como; subsequently he won the Germogli d’Arte Award for the 9th edition of the International Festival of Arts 2020 where he played the role of Belcore in “L’Elisir d’Amore” by G.Donizetti. In September 2020 he participated in the Rossini Mini Festival concerts for the Belcanto Opera Rossini Festival in Wildbad; in November he made his debut in the role of Osmin in “Zaide” by W.A.Mozart with texts by Italo Calvino directed by Graham Vick at the Teatro Sociale di Como in coproduction with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.Read more
In January 2021, he was a finalist and winner in the 58th edition of the Concurso de Canto Tenor Vinas OpernWerkstatt prize, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona; in the following June he qualifies as winner of the XLIX Toti Dal Monte Competition Paolo Silveri award to the most deserving Baritone. In September 2021 he is Fiorello in G. Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” within the circuit of Opera Lombardia theaters. In October 2021 he made his debut in the role of Dottor Malatesta in “Don Pasquale” by G.Donizetti at the Teatro Mario del Monaco in Treviso and again in October he was Dottor Malatesta at the Teatro Verdi in Padova.
From January 2022 to June 2022 he is Dandini in the reduction of “La Cenerentola Grand Hotel dei Sogni” by G.Rossini at the Teatro Sociale in Como, the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Sferisterio Macerata and other theaters in Italy and Switzerland. In July 2022 at the Bregenzer Festspiele he made his debut in the role of Taddeo in “L’Italiana in Algeri” by G.Rossini and subsequently at the Herz Jesu KIrche in Bregenz he performed the “Theresienmesse” by G.Haydn. In September 2022 he won the Emerging Voice Award and Critics Award at the XXI International Opera Singing Competition “Ottavio Ziino”. On 15 October 2022 he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in the roles of Re, Serpente and Passante II in the world premiere of “Il Piccolo Principe” by P. Valtinoni. Following his debut at La Scala, on 31 January 2023, he was awarded by the Superintendency of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and by the Milano per La Scala Association with the recognition “As an artist with important singing skills” (2022/2023).
In August 2023 for the 75th edition of the “Luglio Musicale Trapanese” at the Giuseppe Di Stefano Theater in Trapani he made his debut in the role of Don Bartolo in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by G.Rossini. In September he is again Don Bartolo in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by G.Rossini at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and subsequently debuts in the role of Uberto in “La Serva Padrona” by G.B.Pergolesi at the Teatro Tonino Pardo in Trapani.
Il Piccolo Principe – Teatro alla Scala
“Young Pierpaolo Martella in the roles of the Snake and Bystander 2 demonstrates a great vocal talent that is primarily articulated in an enjoyable directness of emission combined with harmonic fullness and good legato.”
“Italian Pierpaolo Martella is a “buffo” character out of a picture book, with a magnificent baritone voice.”
“L’italiano Pierpaolo Martella è un personaggio buffo uscito da un libro illustrato e dotato di una magnifica voce baritonale.”
“Pierpaolo Martella shows a real comic talent and a singing rich of nuances in playing the role of Isabella’s foolish admirer, Taddeo.”
“Pierpaolo Martella dimostra un vero talento comico e un canto ricco di sfaccettature interpretando il ruolo dello stupido ammiratore di Isabella Taddeo.”
“Pierpaolo Martella interprets a slimy and crooked Dr. Malatesta and perfectly embodies the typical role of the factotum. The singing is definitely good: with a homogeneous voice and good emission, the singer performs well both the cantilena of the opening aria “Bella siccome un angelo,” but also brilliant pieces such as the duet with Norina in Act I and the one with Don Pasquale in Act III.”
“Pierpaolo Martella delinea un dottor Malatesta viscido e truffaldino e incarna perfettamente il ruolo tipico del factotum. Decisamente positiva la prova di canto: con voce omogenea e buona emissione, il cantante esegue bene la cantilena dell’aria d’esordio “Bella siccome un angelo”, ma anche brani brillanti come il duetto con Norina del primo atto e quello con Don Pasquale nel terzo.”