Maurizio Saltarin was born in Piacenza d'Adige (Padova). He attended the Salesian High School
Manfredini and Bologna University. He began studying with the tenor Danilo Cestari and
music under the guidance of maestro
Adriano Bassi of Montagnana.
In 1986, he won first prizes in four opera singing competitions: Città di Adria, Napoli, Alessandria and Voci Verdiane di Busseto.
He made his debut in 1987 at the Teatro di Alessandria in Lucia di Lammermoor with Tiziana Fabbricini,
and he further perfected his technique at the Academy of Busseto under Carlo Bergonzi. In 1987, he also sang La forza del
destino and in 1988 Il corsaro in Busseto.
In 1988, he won the International Voice Competition Luciano Pavarotti/Opera Company
of Philadelphia, where he performed in Luisa Miller. He opened the Montréal International Festival with Rossini's
Petite messe solennelle. In the same year, he performed in Macbeth in Palm Beach with Ghena Dimitrova with
Anton Guadagno conducting.
He won the awards Le voci di Verona, Lauri-Volpi in Rome and Palladio in Vicenza.
In 1990, he sang Ismaele
at Taormina Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre with Ghena Dimitrova and Piero Cappucilli and in Tosca at the Gaiety Theatre
in Dublin. In 1991, he participated in the world concert Telemarathon for Saint Petersburg and performed in Il trovatore at the
Petruzzelli in Bari and then in Palm Beach with Katia Ricciarelli with Anton Guadagno conducting. In 1992, he sang
Riccardo at the Caiety Theatre in Dublin, and in 1993, Verdi's Messa da requiem for the reopening of the
cathedral in Berlin.
In 1998, he sang Turiddu at the opera theater in Dijon, 1999 Pollione in Madrid and in 2000 Pinkerton
in France. During January 2001, he represented the Rome opera house at the "Ave Verdi" Festival at the Kiev opera house,
where he was awarded the Golden Fortune, a prestigious international award for artistic merits.
In 2004, he received the award El
Strapadovan from the Veneto Identity Department of the Padua Province. In 2005,
he participated at a concert in Tokyo with Martinucci and Yonezawa. In 2006 at the Verdi in Padua, he sang in I due
Foscari with the baritone Paolo Gavanelli. In 2007, he opened the opera season at the Verdi in Padua with Nabucco and
was then widely acclaimed for his performances of Pinkerton in Korea.
In 2008, he sang Manrico and Pinkerton in
Italy and France and then did a few concerts for the University of Taiwan.
In October 2008, he performed together with Raina
Kabaivanska at the inauguration of the new Opera House Tullio Serafin in Cavarzere. He was met with great success in Tosca at the
Carani in Sassuolo.
For a period of 15 years, he was the artistic director of Voci liriche sotto le stelle – Premio Giovanni Martinelli.
His 2009 performances included Nabucco and Cavalleria rusticana in Italy, Madama Butterfly in Korea and concerts in Taiwan and in Tokio. He sang well into the 2010s.