Furio Zanasi


Early music from the madrigal to Baroque opera is the focus of the Italian baritone Furio Zanasi’s work. He performs this repertoire with such ensembles as Hespèrion XX, the Concerto Italiano, the Collegium Vocale Gent, and the Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini. He has made guest appearances around the world, including at the Vienna Konzerthaus and at Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as in Paris, Salzburg, South America, and Japan. Such conductors as Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Thomas Hengelbrock, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, and Jordi Savall have engaged him for their concerts. Since making his operatic debut as Marcello in La bohème in 1987, Furio Zanasi has appeared on many Italian stages, as well as at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Dresden Semperoper, the Berlin Staatsoper, and in Brussels and Madrid. Monteverdi’s Ulisse is one of his signature roles, which he has also performed at La Scala in Milan.

April 2017