Matteo D’Apolito began his studies at the Conservatory U.Giordano in Foggia, where he made his performance debut as Leporello in Don Giovanni in 2009 at the age of 22.
Same year he made his debut in Cesena as Barlolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, a role he also performed at Teramo and at Teatro Regio di Torino.
Particularly acclaimed for the buffo repertoire, the young singer has numerously performed at various prestigious opera houses and festivals in Italy such as: Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Municipale Piacenza, Teatro Verdi di Padova, Teatro Goldoni Livorno, Teatro del Giglio Lucca, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro San Carlo a Napoli, Teatro Regio di Torino and many more.
D’Apolito has toured Asia, Benelux, Oman, Bulgaria as well as Argentina and has performed opposite some great artists, conductors as well as stage directors, such as: Maria Guleghina, Joyce di Donato, Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Fura del Baus, Timothy Myers, Fabio Mastrangelo, Valerio Galli, Federico Maria Sardelli, and many more.
His recent successes include performances at the Wexford festival as Ser Podesta in Margerita, another role for which he received high critical acclaim. Further highlights of the past seasons include his performances as Dulcamara at Teatro Sociale di Rovigo and Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, Beaupertuis in Il Capello di Paglia di Firenze at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, and his Verdian debut as Il Re in Aida on tour in South Korea , as well as Signor la Rocca il Un Giorno di Regno at Teatro Verdi di Busseto.
Outside the opera repertoire, D’Apolito is also recognised as a concert singer and has performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mercadante’s Messa Grande, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Schumann’s Dichterliebe.
Some upcoming highlights include performances as Angelotti in Tosca, his debut as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro del Giglio Lucca as well as teatro Goldoni in Livorno and Teatro Verdi in Pisa, another upcoming debut is as Mandarino in Turandot at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova.
Matteo D’Apolito participated in various broadcasts as well as audio and video recordings which include Ser Marcantonio by Stefano Pavesi published by Naxos, Messa a Grande Orchestra by Severio Mercadante published by Bongiovanni, and Giove a Pompei by Umberto Giordano published by SkyClassica.