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.