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One of the most versatile bass of his generation, Federico Sacchi has distinguished himself for more than a decade in the European opera world for his noble timbre as well as for his actorial and interpretative skills. Following his debut, at only 23 years old, as Don Quichotte in Massenet’s homonymous opera, Sacchi has performed in many prestigious theatres, auditoriums and international festivals.

His vast repertoire includes: Talbot in Maria Stuarda with the direction of Rudolf Weichert, and Jorg in Stiffelio with Stefano Ranzani in Zurich; Rodolfo in La Sonnambula and Timur in Turandot at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Oroe in Semiramide with Evelino Pidò at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées and at the San Carlo Theater in Naples; Basilio in The Barber of Seville  conducted by Michele Mariotti in Liege; Pistola in Falstaff at the Lucerne Festival and at the Teatro Regio in Turin directed by G. Noseda; Achilla in Giulio Cesare with Attilio Cremonesi at the Festival of Ancient Music in Innsbruck; Colline in La Bohème in Liege; Fabrizio in La gazza ladra and Principe in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Oper Frankfurt; Orbazzano in Tancredi at the Santa Cecilia Foundation in Rome under the direction of René Jakobs; Bertran in Iolanta for the Florentine Maggio Musicale; Leporello in Don Giovanni and Abimelech in Samson et Dalila  with Ono Kazushi in Brussels and at the Konzertgebouw in Amsterdam; and Burgmeister in Werther in Monaco with Marco Armiliato.

His vocal flexibility and musical finesse also allow him to sing operas and oratorios of the Baroque repertoire in very prestigious contexts. He has performed twice at the Ancient Music Festival in Innsbruck: first as Achilla in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Attilio Cremonesi (opera recorded by ORF and awarded with the Diapason d’Or), then in the title role of Don Trastullo conducted by Alessandro De Marchi. He also participated at the Festival in Potsdam as Giampietru in La Stellidaura Vendicante conducted by Alessandro de Marchi. He recorded La Serva Scaltra for Kicco Music and cooperated with L’arte del Mondo Orchestra as Caronte and Plutone in Orfeo as well as for the first world recording of La Scuola dei Gelosi for SONY Deutsche Harmonia Mundi in the leading role of Blasio.

Regarding sacred repertoire, he has sung: Haendel’s Messiah at the Teatro delle Muse in Ancona; Les Vèpres aux Jesuites, several “Cantatas” and “Missae” of Bach, and Bruhn’s De Profundis in Luzern and Zurich. Concerning concerts, it is worth mentioning: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” with the Toscanini Orchestra conducted by Gunter Neuhold; Verdi’s Requiem for the Spanish National Television under the baton of Adran Leaper; Donizetti’s Requiem with David Stern; Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Gabor Ötvös and the Water Passion After St. Matthew by Tan Dun at the Malatesta Festival in Rimini. He has also performed some renowned cycles including: Dichterliebe by Schumann; An die Ferne Geliebte by Beethoven; the Chansons de Don Quichotte by Iber and Don Quichotte by Ravel, as well as many art songs by Tosti, Finzi and Respighi, in a series of Recitals with the winner of the ‘Van Cliburn’ competition Simone Pedroni.

Sacchi’s recordings include: the DVD of the famous Traviata directed by Lorin Mazel for the reopening of La Fenice Theater; the DVD of I Capuleti e I Montecchi – La Scala version with Patrizia Ciofi; a DVD of the rare Le Roi de Lahore by Massenet, also unfortunately the last recording of Marcello Viotti in Venice; Julius Caesar in Egypt by Sartorio for the Innsbruck festival; CD winner of the Diapason d’Or; as well as the recent CD of La Scuola dei Gelosi by Salieri for SONY Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

His recent and future engagements include: Polidoro in Zelmira at the Wildbad Festival; Beethoven's 9th Symphony;  the title role in Mosé in Egitto at the Verdi Theater in Pisa, Coccia Theater in Novara and Teatro Sociale in Trento and Ludovico in Otello under the baton of Daniele Gatti in Baden-Baden and Berlin.

G. Verdi, Messa da Requiem

La Bohème, “Vecchia Zimarra”

J. Massenet, Le Roi de Lahore


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