Stefano Sarzani, conductor, pianist and coach, has been part of the musical staff of the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2018: cover conductor for several productions, he has also recently conducted here Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini’s La Bohème and the show for kids and families “The magic Victrola”.

His recent engagements include concerts with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Symphony NH, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy) and La bohème at Opera Idaho. He has collaborated with Central City Opera (Madama Butterfly, Billy Budd), Michigan Opera Theater (Hänsel und Gretel), Opera Maine (Le nozze di Figaro) and other symphonic and operatic institutions such as Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy), Den Jyske Opera (Denmark), Opéra National de Lorraine (France), Atlanta Opera, and Sarasota Opera.

Sarzani is a recipient of Career Assistance Awards (2016-2021) from the Solti Foundation U.S., which also selected him for the Elizabeth Buccheri Opera Residency Programs at both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Michigan Opera Theater. 

Active also in education as a conductor, pianist and coach, his commitment to young musicians and singers brought him to collaborate and conduct with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the young singers of Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera and Classic Lyric Arts, and to conduct the ensembles of the University of Memphis.

He is a graduate of Indiana University and Conservatorio G. Rossini (Pesaro, Italy).

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