From his debut at the 1987 Spoleto Festival as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, tenor Giuseppe Sabbatini has sung in every major Italian opera houses including the Teatro alla Scala, the Regio di Torino, the San Carlo in Naples, the Rome Opera, the Regio di Parma, the Teatro Comunale of Bologna and Florence, the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, the Arena Sferisterio di Macerata, the Arena di Verona, as well as in the international theatres of the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Opéra-Bastille de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Japan Opera Foundation and the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Carnegie Hall, the Opéra of Montecarlo, the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon and the A.B.A.O-O.L.B.E. theatre in Bilbao, the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
His principal operatic repertoire includes the leading roles in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Mitridate, re di Ponto and Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix, La favorita, L’elisir d’amore, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux and Lucrezia Borgia, Bellini’s I puritani, Verdi’s Rigoletto, La traviata, Simon Boccanegra and Falstaff, Puccini’s La Bohème, Cajkovskij’s Evgenij Onegin, Auber’s Fra diavolo, Salieri’s L’Europa riconosciuta.
His extensive concert work has brought him to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Festival of Schwetzingen, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Center, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Ravenna Festival, in performances as Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle, the Donizetti’s Requiem, Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero, Bach’s B minor Mass, Mozart’s C minor Mass, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Berlioz’ Grande Messe des Morts and Schubert’s Messa D.678.
Recent engagements include La damnation de Faust at the Teatro Regio di Parma, Verdi’s Requiem with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Zinman and Dvorak’s Requiem with the Berliner Philharmoniker.