Sabrina Avantario is an Italian pianist, opera/vocal and repertoire coach, and expert in Artistic Vocology (Master obtained in 2022 at the University of Bologna). She also trained as singer, composer, choir conductor and conductor. Avantario is currently based in Antwerp (Belgium) and has vast experience in Italian repertoire.
She has worked in numerous international opera productions and Lieder recitals (winning several chamber music awards). Her international experience includes working in Belgium (regularly at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and 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), Bahrein 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, Alexander Joel; the composer Giancarlo Menotti; directors such as Michael Hampe, Luca Ronconi, and Graham Vick are some of the personalities she has worked with throughout her thirty years of activity.
Sabrina Avantario worked from 1995 to 2015 at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and more specifically as chief pianist and coach during the last ten years. She teaches in the singing department of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, gives masterclasses at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and has collaborated with the Royal Conservatory of Wallonia in Liège.