Sergio Foresti (1968) is a virtuoso Italian baritone with a special love for music of the 18th and 19th century. His repertoire encompasses opera from baroque to late romantic, sacred music, chamber music like the art song up until the 20th century. He mostly sings in Italian, French, German, and English.
Foresti graduated in opera singing, piano, and vocal chamber music at the conservatories of Modena and Florence, both in Italy. Sergio Foresti has explored several musical styles in depth. In polyphonic music, he took the bass part in many concerts and recordings of renaissance madrigals with Concerto Italiano for about 15 years. In that period he also worked with the Italian medieval group LaReverdie.
As a soloist, he performed sacred music in all style periods from the early nineties on. His debut in opera was in 1998 as Alcandro in Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade. Since then he worked with important conductors like René Jacobs, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, and Jordi Savall. He performed on many stages all over Europe.