Sandro Naglia, born in 1965, earned a Master in Vocal Performance Degree from the Music Conservatoire of Pescara (Italy) and a Master of Humanities Degree from Rome University.

As a tenor, he made his debut in 1987 at Teatro Carcano in Milan singing Falla’s El retablo de Maese Pedro, and two years later he distinguished himself in Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin conducted by Sir J. E. Gardiner in London, Venice and Bath Festival, recorded by DG-Archiv, starting then an international career.

In 2000 he began to study conducting, and later on he attended advanced study classes with N. Samale, D. Rouits, L. Shambadal and, mostly, with D. Pavlov in Bulgaria. He made his debut as a conductor in 2001; since 2007 (Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Spring Early Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia) conducting has become a parallel activity to singing: he has conducted such orchestras as I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, “T. Schipa” Symphony Orchestra of Lecce (Italy), I Solisti Aquilani (Italy), Orquesta del Reino de Aragón (Spain), Plovdiv State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), Filarmonica Banatul Timisoara (Romania), “B. Lyatoshins’kij” Chamber Orchestra of Kiev (Ukraine) etc. in a repertoire ranging from XVIIth to XXth century music, with special focus on late-Romantic.

As a singer, he has performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania (Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Berlin, Edinburgh Festival, Flanders Festival, S. Petersbourg Philharmonic, New York Lincoln Centre, Frick Collection Concert Series, Opera houses of Rome, Bologna, Ferrara, Genoa, Palermo, Monte-Carlo) under such conductors as Sir J.E. Gardiner, S. Preston, G. Gelmetti, G. Ferro, S. Bedford, R. Alessandrini. Over the years, his repertoire has ranged from Renaissance and Baroque music (often performed with Early Music groups, as Concerto Italiano and La Venexiana) to Classic and Romantic operas, oratorios and symphonic works; from German Lied to 21st century music, including many world creations.

He has recorded more than fourty CDs for DG-Archiv, Naive-Opus 111, Glossa, Arts and other labels.

Since 1996 he regularly teaches in courses and seminars in Italy and abroad, and was invited to give Master Classes by such institutions as University of Southern California Los Angeles, University of Oregon, University of Melbourne, Academy of Music and Opera House of Tashkent etc.

He is author of several essays, including the books Mann, Mahler, Visconti: «Morte a Venezia» (1995; new ed. Roma, IkonaLiber, 2012), Festina Lente. Taccuini 1993-2007 (Chieti, Tabula Fati, 2011), Il processo compositivo in Gesualdo da Venosa: un’interpretazione tonale (e-book: IkonaLiber, 2012), I paraggi e il mondo (Tabula Fati, 2014), La curvatura del cielo. Taccuini 2007-2013 (Tabula Fati, 2016); moreover, he has translated in Italian works by Henry James, Fernando Pessoa and Marguerite Duras.