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
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.
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 dellabeata vergine, De Cavalieri’s La Rappresentazionedi 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.