Sabrina Avantario is an Italian pianist and opera vocal coach with a background of studies of Chorus conducting, Composition, Orchestra conducting, Singing, Philosophy and Music journalism, with vast experience in Italian repertoire. She has worked in numerous international opera productions and extensively in Lieder recitals. Her international resume includes working in Belgium (regularly at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, but also at de Munt | la Monnaie), Greece (Greek National Opera), Switzerland (Luzern and Bern Opera House), Ireland (Wexford Festival Opera), Germany (Staatstheater Kassel), Japan (Otsu and Tokyo Bunkamura Hall), Lebanon (Al Bustan Festival, Beirut) and many theatres in Italy (Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Festival dei due mondi of Spoleto, Ferrara Musica, a.o.). Conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Ottavio Dantone, Vladimir and Dmitri Jurowsky, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Alberto Zedda, the composer Giancarlo Menotti, directors such as Michael Hampe, Luca Ronconi, Graham Vick, are some of the personalities she has worked with throughout almost three decades of professional activity.
Sabrina Avantario worked from 1995 to 2015 at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as repetiteur and more specifically as ‘chef de chant’ during the last ten years. She is professor for Italian coaching, Repertoire coaching and History of Opera and Oratorio at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and has worked as guest professor at the Royal conservatory of Wallonia in Liège.
She has a broad experience in Mozart operas, having collaborated as chief repetiteur and coach in over twenty different productions of his operas, starting from Così fan Tutte with Claudio Abbado. In particular, she has worked as a conductor in the three Da Ponte’s and Zauberflöte.