Sergio Foresti

Baritone

Sergio Foresti studied singing and piano in Modena and in Florence. Multi-talented musician and singer, has gone through different repertoires from Monteverdi to Verdi and Puccini singing in theatres such as Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real Madrid and Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie and in festivals such as Mafestival Brügge, Festival Oude-Muziek Utrecht, Styriarte Graz and Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik. His repertoire include: Conte di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro (Wexford Opera Festival), Leporello in Carlos Sauras Film Io, Don Giovanni and Publio in La Clemenza di Tito (on CD conducted by René Jacobs), Cimarosa's Il marito disperato, Tchaikovsky’s Orleanskaja Deva, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen (on Tour in Netherland and Belgium), Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La traviata (Staatoper Szeged in Hungary) and Ford in Verdi's Falstaff (on Tour in Netherland). In most recent season's he sang as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Festival in Alden Biesen, as Shaunard in La Bohème on Tour in Netherland, with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo in Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem. In 2015/16 Sergio Foresti sang as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Bonafede in Haydn's Il mondo della luna, and Don Geronio in Il Turco in Italia with Landetheater Salzburg. In June 2017 he sang in Maria Saal in Austria in La serva padrona and in Immling as Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore. In the season 2017/18 he sang as Senso and Mondo in Stradella’s Oratorio Santa Editta and Santa Pelagia at the Stradella Festival in Nepi, Batone in Rossini’s L’inganno felice at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. At the Festival Stradella he also sang as Amman in Ester. In 2018/19 he is again at the Landestheater Salzburg as Don Pomponio in Rossini’s La Gazzetta and he sings at the Contertgebow in Amsterdam as Alcrandro in Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade conducted by Marcon. His recordings include: Händel’s Germanico (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, CD of the month at BBC Music), Mozart’s La celemenza di Tito with René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundy - Grammy Award 2006 and Best Classical Album), Judas Masccabeaus (Sony Classic), Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade (Naïve), Tito Manlio (Modo Antiquo), Caldara’s Brutus (Panclassics). Sergio Foresti has worked with stage directors such as Luca Ronconi, David McVickar, Vincent Boussard, Graham Vick, Toni Servillo and Robert Wilson and conductors such René Jacobs, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ottavio Dantone, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi, René Clemencic, Giovanni Antonini and Enrico Gatti.


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