Federico Sacchi


The Italian bass Federico Sacchi, who grew up on Lake Maggiore, originally studied piano at the Cantelli Conservatory in Novara and also received his law degree at the University of Milan. He then took up voice training with Ottavio Garaventa, making his debut as Don Quichotte in Massenet’s eponymous opera. He was a member of the Opera Studio in Zurich and additionally completed the course at Alberto Zedda’s Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro. At the opera festival held there, he made his debut in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims; following this engagement he gave performances at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Zurich Opera, and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Sacchi’s repertoire encompasses such Mozart roles as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) and Leporello (Don Giovanni); bel canto operas like Bellini’s La sonnambula and Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Maria Stuarda, and Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia; and works by Puccini (Colline in La Bohème and Timur in Turandot) and Massenet (Werther). As a concert singer he has performed the Requiems of Mozart and Verdi, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Tan Dun’s Water Passion. Sacchi has collaborated with such conductors as Marco Armiliato, Lorin Maazel, Kazushi Ono, Stefano Ranzani, and Marcello Viotti, as well as with champions of early music like René Jacobs and Alessandro de Marchi, under whose direction he appeared in Francesco Provenzale’s La stellidaura vendicante at the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival in 2014. Additional credits in the past year have taken him to Frankfurt Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Regio in Turin, and the Opera de Bilbao.

August 2015