The course will be dedicated to the study and improvement of vocal technique and the great lyric and lieder repertoire.

The timetable of the course will be defined by the professor according to the composition of the class.

The course provides a piano accompanist (only on request at the time of registration).

The organization reserves the right to make some scholarships available to the most deserving students upon request to the secretariat, to be assigned at the end of the course and at the discretion of the professor.

Conditions for registration and fees

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After graduating in piano, Federico Sacchi debuted at age 23 the title role in Massenet’s Don Quichotte in several Italian theaters (As.Li.Co circuit).

Recent engagements include Filippo II in Verdi's Don Carlos at the National Theater in Brno, Lodovico in Verdi's Otello with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Zubin Mehta, the title role in Rossini's Mosè at the Verdi Theater in Pisa, Polidoro in Rossini's Zelmira under the baton of Gianluigi Gelmetti, Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Plutone in Orfeo and Giove in Il ritorno di Ulisse in Patria by Monteverdi with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.

His vaste repertoire includes performances of Maria Stuarda (Talbot) under the direction of Rudolf Weichert and Stiffelio (Jorg) with Stefano Ranzani in Zurich, La Sonnambula (Count Rodolfo) and Turandot (Timur) at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Semiramide by Rossini (Oroe) with Evelino Pidò at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées and at the San Carlo in Naples, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio) directed by Michele Mariotti in Liege, Falstaff (Pistola) at the Lucerne Festival and at the Teatro Regio in Turin directed by G. Noseda, La Bohème (Colline) in Liège, La gazza ladra (Fabrizio) and Adriana Lecouvreur (Principe) at the Oper Frankfurt, Tancredi (Orbazzano) at the Santa Cecilia Foundation in Rome under the direction of René Jakobs, Iolanta (Bertran) for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Don Giovanni (Leporello) and Samson et Dalila (Abimelech) with Ono Kazushi in Brussels and at the Konzertgebouw in Amsterdam, Werther (Burgmeister) in Munich with Marco Armiliato.

His vocal flexibility and musical finesse allowed him to sing operas and oratorios of the baroque repertoire in very prestigious contexts, such as La Stellidaura Vendicante by Provenzale with Alessandro de Marchi at the Potsdamer Festspiele, Sartorio’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Attilio Cremonesi, the title role of Don Trastullo by Jommelli conducted by Alessandro De Marchi and Cesti's La Dori.

Concerning concerts, it’s worth mentioning Verdi's Requiem for the Spanish National Television conducted by Adrian Leaper, Mozart's Requiem with the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice conducted by Gabor Ötvös, The Prologue of Mefistofele by Boito with the La Verdi Orchestra in Milan as well as Monteverdi’s Ballo delle Ingrate with the Accademia Bizantina at the Philarmonie in Koeln.

Passionate interpreter of lieder, he has performed Schumann's Dichterliebe, Beethoven's An die Ferne Geliebte, Iber's Chansons de Don Quichotte, Ravel's Don Quichotte as well as many chamber romances by Tosti, Finzi and Respighi in a series of recitals with the winner of the "Van Cliburn" competition Simone Pedroni.

His discography includes the world premiere of Salieri's opera "La scuola dei gelosi" (SONY) and two prizes of the critique: the Diapason d'Or for Giulio Cesare in Egitto by Sartorio (ORF) and the prize of the German critique for Cesti’s La Dori (NAXOS).

Federico Sacchi is regularly invited to teach courses and masterclasses at several Universities in the USA (Montclair’s University Cali School of Music (NJ), Ithaca College (NY)) an he is the Artistic director of the International Summer Program “Si parla, si canta!”.

Currently Sacchi is the President of the Conservatorio Cantelli in Novara as well as the President of the Committee for the Safeguarding of the Art of Italian Opera Singing, recently obtaining the inclusion in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage representative list.

“Handsome presence, superlative acting skills and an enchanting brazen voice” ( 2019)

“With an imposing figure, his authoritative bass possesses an alluring timbre with a deep resonance which can make him appear fearsome or comforting to the need” ( 2021)

“Diabolical, with a cavernous voice, Federico Sacchi radiates the scene with his darkness. A menacing colossus with a charismatic presence, he suddenly raises the quality and interest of the show up a notch” ( 2022)