Sandro Rossi


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Sandro Rossi is a Flemish-Italian countertenor. After learning violin and piano, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic studies from the Herman Teirlinck Instituut in 2014. He performed as a musician with different formations, a.o. the folk group New Rising Sun and worked as an actor, stage director and drama teacher. Subsequently he studied singing at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp with Stephanie Friede and Guy de Mey (baroque/ oratorio).

His operatic debut took place in a historical revival of J.C.Bach’s Artaserse as Arbace in a production by Ewald Demeyere. He sang both Witches in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Muziektheater Transparant/ deSingel. With Trentino Music Festival he performed Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, directed by Greg Eldridge. In a production of David Gately at Mezzano Romantica he appeared as Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas. At Natalia Sats Theatre in Moscow he sang Teseo in Monteverdi’s Arianna, reconstructed by Andrew Lawrence King. He returned to Moscow with the ensemble Plexus Hertz with a baroque cantata programme. In 2020 he sang Licida in Vivaldi’s Olimpiade at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, directed by Beppe Morassi. With the Festival Valle d'Itria he appeared as Nilski/ Bossu in Prokofiev's opera Gambler. In 2023 he made his role debut as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at La Petite Bande Summer Academy, conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken.

Sandro Rossi won 2nd prize at the Concorso San Colombano 2023 and received special prize at the Vittorio Gentile Competition 2021. He has participated in programs Belcanto Academy "Rodolfo Celletti", SummerOpera TelAviv and LidalNorth at DNO Oslo, singing Tolomeo and Orlando. With Balance Arts Berlin he sang Mère Jeanne Dialogues des Carmélites. He has attended masterclasses by Sonia Prina, Sara Mingardo, Vivica Genaux, Deborah Voigt, Jennifer Larmore, Michael Schade, and received coaching from Abbie Furmansky, Gary Jankowski, Giulio Zappa, Thomas Michael Allen, Kevin Murphy, Sabrina Avantario, Walewein Witten, Gerd Amelung.


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