Ernesto Morillo was born in Caracas (Venezuela). He studied at the “Escuela Latinoamericana de Canto Carmen Teresa Hurtado”. Afterwards he moved to Italy where he continued his vocal and artistic training with Cecilia Nunez Albanese, Bianca Berini e Bonaldo Giaiotti.
In 2001 he sang the King in Aida produced by the Arturo Toscanini Foundation in Busseto and directed by Franco Zeffirelli. In 2003/2004 he became a member of the Atelier Lyrique des Jeunes Voix du Rhin - Opera Nationale du Rhin, Strasbourg.
The year 2005 saw his debut in major roles - Verdi’s Attila with the Opernwerkstatt in Vienna and in 2007 Ernesto sang Colline in La Bohème with Gustavo Dudamel conducting in Caracas.
Further operatic roles include Mephistopheles in Faust, Nilakantha in Lakme in Tokyo, Ferrando in Il Trovatore in Italy, Banquo in Macbeth with Opera North, Leeds, Oroveso in Norma with Grange Park Opera in Hampshire, UK .
In 2010 Ernesto Morillo received rave reviews for his North American debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto with L’Opera de Montreal. Further highlights have included Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo with Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Colline in La Bohème with Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) with Teatro Colon, his debut as Landgraf von Thuringen in Tannhäuser conducting Gustavo Dudamel at the Opera of Colombia in Bogotà, Attila with Teatro Filarmonico di Verona.
In the last years Ernesto Morillo made his debut with Theater St. Gallen as Alvise Badoero in Gioconda, he sang Attila with Teatro Verdi di Trieste Donato Renzetti conducting, Timur in Turandot with Opera in Bogota and Mozart's Requiem with Teatro Verdi di Trieste Gelmetti conducting.
Engagements in 2015: Zaccaria in Nabucco with Teatro Verdi di Trieste under G. Bisanti, at Teatro Politeama in Lecce, at Oper in Lima and in Summer with Festival in Taormina where he also sang as Ramfis in Aida.
In 2016: Zaccaria in Nabucco with Opera de Oviedo, Gijon and Pamplona and Attila with Oper Lübeck, Timur in Torre del Lago's Festival, Rocco in Fidelio at the Opera of Colombia.
The next year he starts with an important debut as Wotan in Das Rheingold of Wagner MGS Maribor (Slovenia).