Guest of the most prestigious opera theatres world-wide (Metropolitan Opera, Opera de Paris, Covent Garden, Staatsoper di Vienna, Deutsche Oper in Berlin) Maestri is confirmed as one of the most acclaimed baritones on the international scene.
He has been directed by the best conductors of the international scene as Zubin Mehta, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Oren, Fabio Luisi, Antonio Pappano, Jeffrey Tate, Nello Santi, Marcello Viotti, Marco Armiliato, Gianandrea Noseda, Renato Palumbo, Daniel Harding… and by directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Robert Carsen, Graham Vick, Peter Stein, Bob Wilson, Larent Pelly, Mario Martone, Hugo De Ana and Bartlett Sher.
In the last four years Maestri confronted Puccini and Verismo, with Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci. In 2012 the director Ferzan Ozpetek, who directed him in AIDA at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, offered him a role in his film Magnifica presenza.
Verdi’s bicentennial in 2013 represents the consecration of Maestri as a reference Falstaff, at La Scala, at the Opèra National de Paris, at Zurich’s Opernhaus, at Salzburg’s Festival, in Munich, in Tokyo, and at the Met in New York where he celebrated his 200th performance of the role.
Among future commitments: Tosca in Berlin, Adriana Lecouvreur in New York, Don Pasquale in Milan and Vienna, Rigoletto and Otello in Los Angeles, Falstaff in Vienna, Il trittico and Gianni Schicchi in Münich.