Stefano Sarzani


The Italian-born conductor has been part of Lyric's music staff since 2018. Recent appearances here include Il barbiere di Siviglia (2019/20) and La bohème (2018/19), and other recent engagements include concerts in New Hampshire with Symphony NH and Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy). He conducted La bohème at Opera Idaho in 2020 and has recently led performances at Central City Opera (Madama Butterfly, Billy Budd), Detroit Opera (Hänsel und Gretel) and Opera Maine (Le nozze di Figaro). He has also conducted and collaborated with 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 in 2016 - 2021 from the Solti Foundation U.S., which also selected him for the Elizabeth Buccheri Opera Residency Programs at both Lyric and Detroit Opera. He is a graduate of Indiana University and Conservatorio G. Rossini (Pesaro).

Photo: Alessandro Gianfelici