Mario Bassani started his voice training as a countertenor in 1995 under the guidance of Sergio Allegroni after having sung for several years in polyphonic choirs. He graduated in Singing and Singing Didactics at the Conservatoire de Musique de Neuchâtel with R.Maria Meister and further specialized in Renaissance Music at the School of High Musical Specialisation of Saluzzo.

He specialized in the vocal repertoire of the renaissance, baroque and late baroque period in which he has a deep knowledge of the vocal, esthetical, and didactical aspects.

His wide repertoire goes from cantatas to arias taken from musical dramas, religious motets and oratoriums.

1999: graduation in History of Music at the University La Sapienza in Rome.

At present he teaches History of Vocal Tecnique at the Second University of Tor Vergata in Rome and Applied Vocal Tecnique at the Third University of Rome.

Musical associations he has collaborated with: Music Hand’s Maid, La Fenice, Gli affetti musicali, the Symphonic Orchestras of Tivoli, the Neuchâtel Conservatoir and of the National Theatre Bern, the Baroque Academy Hermans, Roma Barocca, the Musical Chapel George Stewart III, Musica Traditio, Venexiana, Rosa dell’Umbria, Ballandi Entertainment Spa, il Festival di Pasqua, l’Accademia Musicale Umbra, la Cappella Musicale Barocca.

Conductors: A.Diadamo, R.Guidotti, G,Delle Chiaie, F.De Angelis, S.Cucci, L.Tozzi, P.Ghigo, L.Muzi, L.Bizzarri, F.Ciofini, A.Cicconofri, C.Cavina.

Festivals he has take part: Festival delle Ville Tuscolane (1998, 2000), Festival Barocco di Spoleto, di Narni, di Assisi, Festival Musica nell’Arte, the Gubilee Concertos.

2004: he was invited by the Italian Embassy in China to promote Italian Culture. He performend in Peching, Pyongyang, Aluumbaatar (Mongolia).

Recordings: for the American labels Warner Bros and Trinidad Entertainment, Meister Music, for the Italian labels III Millennio, la Bottega Discantica.

Solo roles: in Charpentier’s Filius Prodigus , Monteverdi’s Il Ballo delle Ingrate and Il vespro della beata vergine, De Cavalieri’s La Rappresentazione di Anima et Corpo, Caccini’s Euridice, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Delalande’s and Charpentier’s Te Deum, Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus and Dixit Dominus, Haendel’s Messias, Bach’s St Matheus’ Passion and St. John’s Passion.








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Mario Bassani

Countertenor