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About Federico Sacchi

Bass, Federico Sacchi

Federico Sacchi, Italian bass, made his debut at a very young age performing the title role in Massenet’s Don Quichotte, presented in several theatres throughout Northern Italy. Amazingly, he holds college degrees in both piano and law! As a singer, he attended the Opern Studio International courses of the Opernhaus Zurich during the season 2002-03. Selected by Maestro Alberto Zedda, Sacchi subsequently attended the courses of the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro, debuting there in the role of Barone di Trombonok in Il Viaggio a Reims.

He made his debut in Tel Aviv, Israel in the title-role of Le Nozze di Figaro. For the re-opening of Teatro La Fenice in Venice he appeared as the Marquis d’Obigny in La Traviata conducted by Lorin Mazel and was then re-invited for major roles in Meyerbeer's Crociato in Egitto and in Massenet's Le Roi de Lahore under the baton of Marcello Viotti. With the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie he sang Leporello in Don Giovanni and Abimelech in Samson et Dalila. In Luzern he performed in the title role in Rossini's Mose and at the Opern Haus in Zurich he guested as Jorg in Stiffelio as well as Talbot in Maria Stuarda. At the Martina Franca Festival he sang and recorded Capellio in I Capuleti ed i Montecchi and was re-invited for Meyerbeer’s Semiramide. He also performed as Borgomastro in Massenet's Werther with the Munich Rundfunkorchester under the baton of Marco Armiliato, Oroe in Semiramide and Pistola in Falstaff. For the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, he performed in Tancredi conducted by René Jacobs, a production which was reprised in several European theatres.

Concerning his concert activity, Federico has sung Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Handel's Messiah and Bach's Missa in Si Minore with the Orchestra Carlo Coccia, Verdi’s Requiem for Santa Cecilia in Rome, Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra Toscanini conducted by Günter Neuhold.

Among recent productions, he sang Tan Dun's Waterpassion at the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana in Rimini, Timur in Turandot and Talbot in Maria Stuarda at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the latter also performed at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège where he was also re-invited for Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Colline in La Bohème; subsequent performances have been I Capuleti ed i Montecchi in Avignon, Norma in Massy and Sao Paolo, Brasil, Verdi's Requiem for the National Spanish Radio Television Orchestra, Donizetti's Il Diluvio Universale (Noè) and again Il Barbiere di Siviglia in St. Gallen.

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