Fabio Sartori

It's a rewarding career, but it can also be very demanding both physically & emotionally.


by Alex Suciu
May 18, 2023
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The protagonist of the new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s I due Foscari of Alvis Hermanis at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Fabio Sartori, talked to Alex Suciu about the role of Jacopo Foscari, its vocal peculiarities, and the singer’s relationship with this role, about Hermanis’ staging, and about Sartori’s favourite Verdian composition phase from a vocal perspective. The tenor shared with us the story of the beginning of his career: the most difficult technical skills to achieve and the things he wishes he had found out earlier on this road, kindly advising the younger generation. Keep reading & found out more about Fabio Sartori’s experiences throughout his career! Find the review of I due Foscari by Alex Suciu on our website. OPERA Charm wants to thank Theater for having us as their guests on this occasion and to Mr Sartori’s team for facilitating this interview!


Born in Treviso, tenor Fabio Sartori completed his music studies at the Conservatory of Benedetto Marcello in Venice under guidance of Leone Magiera. He made his professional debut at the Teatro La Fenice as Rodolfo in La Bohème. The following season, he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Macbeth under M° Riccardo Muti and performed as Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the title role of Don Carlos at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Since then, he has been performing at leading opera houses, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Arena di Verona, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Berlin Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opernhaus Zürich, Liceu in Barcelona, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Real de Madrid, Frankfurt, Torino, Bologna and Florence.  Sartori’s operatic repertoire includes leading roles as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller, Pollione in Norma, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Manrico in Il Trovatore, Radamès in Aida, Ismaele in Nabucco, Jacopo Foscari in I Due Foscari, Carlo in I Masnadieri. On the concert stage, he interprets Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Arena di Verona, Festival Castell de Peralada and at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. Sartori has worked with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Daniele Gatti, Zubin Mehta and Gianandrea Noseda. During the 2017/18 season, he made his debut at the Royal Opera House in London as Canio in I Pagliacci. He is also regularly invited at the Teatro alla Scala, where he inaugurated the 18/19 season with Attila conducted by M° Riccardo Chailly. With the Teatro alla Scala he toured internationally in Taipei, Seoul and Moscow. In recent seasons, he made his role debut as Otello under M° Zubin Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he also performed in Nabucco. He performed in Aida at the Bayerische Staatsoper, I Pagliacci at the Arena di Verona and Simon Boccanegra at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Among his future engagements are Attila in Bari, Otello in Florence and Munich and Macbeth at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, as well as in Berlin.

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Dear Mr. Sartori, thank you for having accepted our invitation. It is a pleasure for us to be having this conversation! Last month we could see you interpreting the role of Jacopo Foscari in a new production by Alvis Hermanis at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. You have already sung this role multiple times. […]

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