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Biographie Massimo Altieri

Born in Rovigo, he graduated in Classical Guitar in 2004 at the Bologna Conservatory.

In the same year he intensified the study of singing in urban realities and in particular in the Polyphonic Choir of the city of Rovigo.

He has been actively collaborating since 2007 with important national and international realities specialized in the practice and the research of the ancient vocal repertoire and beyond.

Among these: La Compagnia del Madrigale and Cantica Symphonia (Giuseppe Maletto), Cantarlontano (Marco Mencoboni), De Labyrintho (Walter Testolin), IDisinvolti (Massimo Lombardi), Odhecaton (Paolo da Col), Ensemble Arte Musica (Francesco Cera), Modo Antiquo (Federico Maria Sardelli), Accademia d’Arcadia (Alessandra Rossi-Lürig), La Venexiana (Davide Pozzi), Ars Cantica and FORM (Marco Berrini), LaVerdi Barocca (Ruben Jais), Il Canto di Orfeo – Les Musiciens du Prince (Gianluca Capuano), La Fonte Musica (Michele Pasotti), Concerto Italiano (Rinaldo Alessandrini), Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone), Chorus of the Swiss Radio and Television and I Barocchisti (Diego Fasolis).

He has various recordings to his credit for Arcana, Alfa, Glossa, Arkiv and other important labels. He has been engaged since 2013 as a chorister at the RSI (Radio and Television of Italian Switzerland) choir and in this formation he took part in the European tour of “Norma”. Precisely in this team and with the group I Barocchisti, led by Diego Fasolis, over the years, he had the opportunity to train on numerous occasions and in a rich choice of repertoires, both as a chorister and as a soloist.

He made his debut in September 2016 as a soloist in Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, in the “Vicenza in Lirica” festival at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice.

In May 2017 he made his debut in the trilogy of Monteverdi works in the roles of: Pastore Secondo (L’Orfeo), Soldato Secondo / Famigliare di Seneca (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Giove / Eumete (Il Ritorno di Ulisse in patria) at Schwetzingen’s festival of early music with La Venexiana under the direction of Davide Pozzi. In the same year, he made his debut (under the direction of Marco Berrini) with the FORM (Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana) in the “Requiem” by W. A. Mozart. With the same group in November 2018 he made his debut in « The Messiah » by G. F. Händel at the Goldoni Theater in Livorno.

Since his knowledge and practice of the madrigal are relevant in his experience, he is among the titular members of the RossoPorpora Ensemble (directed by Walter Testolin) with which he has several recordings to his credit.

One in particular is dedicated to the figure of Luca Marenzio (L’amoroso & crudo stile – Arcana). The publication of Claudio Monteverdi’s « Sixth Book of Madrigals » is expected in the near future.

Active member of « La Fonte Musica » (Michele Pasotti), a group specialized in the rediscovery and enhancement of the medieval musical heritage, in which he made his debut with an important recording of the complete work by Zacara Da Teramo, a collection that has earned one of the greatest acclaim in the music sector (Diapason d’Or, ICMA Nomination, Gramophone Editor’s Choice).

Among the relevant occasions, with this group, he saw himself engaged as a soloist in Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine at the Wiener Konzerthaus.

At the end of 2021, at the Alighieri Theater in Ravenna and the Comunale in Ferrara, under the guidance of Ottavio Dantone, directed by Pierluigi Pizzi, he is Pastore I in Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo ».

In November 2022, at Opéra de Lausanne he makes is debut as Tempo in Haendel’s oratory “Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno” with I Barocchisti and Diego Fasolis.

In the first part of 2023 he is Nicola, a role in the new composed opera by Vanni Moretto for Opera2day: Don Quichot. This big tour traveled in many important theatres in the Netherlands.

Again in 2023he is Pastore I and Apollo in “L’Orfeo”, both for Monte Carlo Opéra and Whitsun Festival in Salzburg, under the guidance of Gianluca Capuano in an interesting version with Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla e Figli.

In 2024 he will be again involved in “L’Orfeo” with Ottavio Dantone in Zurich Opera House.