Stefano Sarzani, conductor, pianist and coach, has been part of the musical staff of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2018. A cover conductor for several productions, he also has conducted there Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini’s La bohème and the family-oriented revue The Magic Victrola.
His recent engagements include concerts with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Symphony NH, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy) and La bohème at Opera Idaho. He has collaborated with Central City Opera (Madama Butterfly, Billy Budd), Michigan Opera Theatre (Hänsel und Gretel), Opera Maine (Le nozze di Figaro) and other symphonic and operatic institutions such as Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy), Den Jyske Opera (Denmark), Opéra National de Lorraine (France), Atlanta Opera and Sarasota Opera.
Sarzani is a recipient of Career Assistance Awards (2016-2021) from the Solti Foundation U.S., which also selected him for Elizabeth Buccheri Opera Residency Programs at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Michigan Opera Theater. He is a graduate of Indiana University and Conservatorio G. Rossini (Pesaro).