is one of the best-known and best-loved tenors of our time. For over two decades he has been singing on the stages of the world’s major opera houses, opposite such illustrious partners as Cecilia Bartoli, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Edita Gruberova, Vesselina Kasarova; and under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano amongst others.
Idomeneo: premiere, Frankfurt Opera (March 19, 2013)
That Roberto Saccà, in the title role, had to appear on crutches in the premiere after tearing a muscle in the dress rehearsal, would have been unproblematic given further rehearsal. Indeed, they served as an immediately recognisable indication of the King's war wounds. This would hardly have been necessary, however; Saccà's Idomeneo is both vocally and theatrically dramatic, intense, and full of nuance, magnificently asserting the potentially contradictory nature and dark depths of this character. (Hans-Jürgen Linke, Frankfurter Rundschau)