Sergio Foresti

The Italian bass Sergio Foresti, born 1968 in Modena, graduated with full marks in piano, under the guidance of Germana Ruozi, and in singing with Maria Gabriella Munari at the Istituto Musicale O. Vecchi.
He subsequently took part in the specialised courses held by Liliana Poli and Leonardo De Lisi.
He made his debut in 1998 in L’Olimpiade by Vivaldi at the Teatro Rendano in Cosenza. From then on, he started to appear in some of the most important festivals and theatres throughout Europe.
After taking part in the Wexford Opera Festival and in the Opera Barga Festival, he sang as Plutone in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Festival of Stiria in Graz.
In Bassano del Grappa he portrayed the role of Leporello; at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples he sang in Cimarosa’s Il marito disperato, followed by a new production ofL’incoronazione di Poppea at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna in the 2001-2002 season.
Sergio Foresti also took part in several international festivals of ancient music in Holland (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Delft), Belgium (Bruges, Antwerpen, Bruxelles, Liège), Austria (Vienna, Linz, Innsbruck, Graz, Krieglach), France (Parigi, Caen, Beaune, Périgueux, Saintes, Ambronay, Nantes, Nice, Montpellier, Sablé sur Sarthe), Switzerland (Zurich, Sion, Genève, Freiburg, Lugano), Germany (Koeln, Herne, Frankfurt, Magonza, Regensburg), Spain, (Santander, Gijon, Oviedo, Ubeda, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid), Portugal (Povoa de Varzim, Lisbon, Coimbra), England (London, Glasgow, York, Aldeburgh, Edimburg), Ireland (Kilkenny), Norway (Bergen), Finnland (Turku, Vaanta), Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Shizuhoka), USA (New York) and Turkey (Istanbul).
After initial activity as chorus singer in several theatrical institutions, his particular interest in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music brought him to perform with numerous ancient music Ensembles: among them, Concerto Italiano, Reverdie, Giardino Armonico, Europa Galante, Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, Accademia degli Invaghiti, Cappella Ducale di Venezia, Accademia Bizantina, Clemencic Consort, Athestis Chorus, Capella Reial and Ensemble a Sei Voci. In this period he had the chance to sing under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, René Clemencic, Enrico Gatti and Jordi Savall.
He collaborated as a soloist with the Cappella di San Petronio in Bologna, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, the Accademia Nazionale S. Cecilia in Rome, the Ravenna Festival, the Rossini Opera Festival, RAI, Radio France, RTSI and WDR.

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