Maestro Stefano Sarzani has worked extensively throughout the United States and Europe for some of the world's most prestigious opera companies including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Salzburg Summer Festival, the Zürich Opernhaus, the San Francisco Opera, the Den Jyske Opera of Denmark and the Opéra National de Lorraine in France.
Maestro Sarzani has been part of the musical staff of the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2018 and recently conducted their productions of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini’s La bohème, and The Magic Victrola. He also conducted La bohème for Opera Idaho, Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires at Des Moines Metro Opera, and I due Figaro at the Manhattan School of Music. Sarzani has also collaborated on Atlanta Opera's Das Rheingold; Central City Opera's Madama Butterfly and Billy Budd; Michigan Opera Theater's Hänsel und Gretel, and Opera Maine's Le nozze di Figaro.
His recent symphonic engagements include concerts with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Symphony NH, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy), Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy), and Orchestra Bulgaria Classic. Sarzani's commitment to young musicians and singers brought him to collaborate and conduct with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Ryan Opera Center in Chicago, Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, Classic Lyric Arts, Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, Accademia Lirica di Osimo, and the ensembles of the University of Memphis.
Sarzani is a recipient of Career Assistance Awards (2016-2021) from the Solti Foundation U.S., which also selected him for the Elizabeth Buccheri Opera Residency Program at both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Michigan Opera Theater. He is a graduate of Indiana University and Conservatorio G. Rossini in Pesaro, Italy.