Roberto Balconi, singer and conductor
Fantazyas baroque ensemble

Roberto Balconi – Milanese, singer and conductor, he estabilished himself internationally as one of the most accomplished performers of Monteverdi and Handel operas, Bach cantatas and Italian music of XVII and XVIII centuries. He has performed in major theatres and early music festivals all over the world such as the Oude Muziek Festival in Holland, Teatro La Fenice, New York Lincoln Center, Wlaamse Opera. Among the works that he has conducted, particularly with the ensemble Fantazyas, which he founded in 2000,  there are the operas Ariodante, Alceste, the oratorio La Resurrezione, Concerti Grossi and Chandos Anthems by Handel; Monteverdi Vespers, Stabat Mater by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Pergolesi. He is a professor of baroque singing at Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan and at Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli”, Novara. He has recently done the premiere recording of The Second Book of Madrigals by Giovanni Ghizzolo and of Duni’s opera Les deux Chasseurs et la Laitiere for Brilliant Classics.

Roberto Balconi – Milanese, singer and conductor, he estabilished himself internationally as one of the most accomplished performers of Monteverdi and Handel operas, Bach cantatas and Italian music of XVII and XVIII centuries. He has performed in major theatres and early music festivals all over the world such as the Oude Muziek Festival in Holland, Teatro La Fenice, New York Lincoln Center, Wlaamse Opera. Among the works that he has conducted, particularly with the ensemble Fantazyas, which he founded in 2000,  there are the operas Ariodante, Alceste, the oratorio La Resurrezione, Concerti Grossi and Chandos Anthems by Handel; Monteverdi Vespers, Stabat Mater by Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Pergolesi. He is a professor of baroque singing at Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan and at Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli”, Novara. He has recently done the premiere recording of The Second Book of Madrigals by Giovanni Ghizzolo and of Duni’s opera Les deux Chasseurs et la Laitiere for Brilliant Classics.

  • Roberto Balconi piped brightly over the ensemble, the sound lifting off like some lighter-than-air gas.

    Ellen Pfeifer Globe, Boston
  • L’opera di Ghizzolo, nella plastica interpretazione diretta da Balconi, attenta a modellare con scrupolo e passione il discorso musicale.

    Massimo Rolando Zegna Amadeus
  • Il coro Fantazyas… Sul podio, un esperto quale Roberto Balconi.

    Gian Mario Benzing Il Corriere della Sera
  • Roberto Balconi, irresistibile contraltista… …la naturalezza controtenorile di Roberto Balconi…

    Carla Moreni Il Sole 24 Ore
  • The Italian countertenor surprised with an unusually warm and richly modulated voice and an exquisitely thoroughly articulated and secure interpretation.

    Politikan Copenhagen
  • Vocally, the chief pleasure was the clarion, sweet-toned singing of countertenor Roberto Balconi…

    Joshua Kosman San Francisco Cronicle
  • A standout singer on this recording is countertenor Roberto Balconi in the role of John, whose calm lines are set in vivid contrast to the busier, disturbed music of Salome, Herod, and Herodias.

    James Manheim Allmusic

Fantazyas is a vocal and instrumental ensemble founded in 2000 by the singer and conductor Roberto Balconi. The ensemble cooperates with musicians and singers devoted to early music and baroque repertoire, with the aim of both presenting renowned music and rediscovering forgotten works. Fantazyas’ approach to music blends energy and proportion into a typical Italian style.

Fantazyas is a vocal and instrumental ensemble founded in 2000 by the singer and conductor Roberto Balconi. The ensemble cooperates with musicians and singers devoted to early music and baroque repertoire, with the aim of both presenting renowned music and rediscovering forgotten works. Fantazyas’ approach to music blends energy and proportion into a typical Italian style.

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