Anna Bessi

Originally a pupil of A. Tabiadon and E. Furlà, Anna Bessi went on to study with R. Invernizzi and M. Custer. She has taken part in masterclasses with S. Foresti, R. Invernizzi, G. Banditelli and G. Garrido. Furthermore, she has studied Baroque vocal technique with A. Fernandez and R. Dominguez, Gregorian chant with G. Baroffio, Renaissance polyphony with D. Fratelli and Baroque repertoire with R. Gini. She is a founding member of the “Costanzo Porta” choir, conducted by A. Greco, and of the “C. Porta” consort, with which she has recorded unpublished madrigals by D. Personè. She has performed as a soloist in festivals like “Musica e Poesia in San Maurizio” (Milano), “Festival Monteverdi” (Cremona), “Festival internazionale di concerti per organo” (Aosta). As an opera singer, she has performed as the Sorceress in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and as the Cat in Clapasson’s children opera “The Giant’s Garden”. Also with Clapasson she recorded “Genetic Sound”, for female vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble. She performs regularly with Ars Cantica Choir, R. Maghini choir, the Accademia Bizantina and she has appeared as a soloist with conductors such as A. Ceccato and O. Dantone. She also studies dance and theatre with R. Bongini.

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