Furio Zanasi made his career dedicating himself to Early Music, with a repertoire spanning from the madrigal to cantatas, from oratorio to Baroque opera.
He has collaborated with many ensembles and participated in the most prestigious festivals in Italy (Settembre Musica in Torino; Festival Roma Europa, S. Maurizio in Milan, Festival Monteverdi Cremona, Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Accademia Filarmonica in Rome), as well as abroad (Utrecht, Beaune, Bruges, Stuttgart, Versailles, Arsenal of Metz, Prague, Wiener Konzerthaus, Folle Journée Nantes, Innsbruck, Salzburg Festivals, Sevilla, Quinzena of San Sebastian, Fundatiao Gulbenkian, Lufthansa Festival in London, Opéra Garnier Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Ambronay, Berkeley, Khioi Hall Tokyo).
Furio Zanasi has sung under the baton of René Jacobs, Jordi Savall, Alan Curtis, Gabriel Garrido, Maurizio Pollini, Ivor Bolton, Reinhard Goebel, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Alessandro De Marchi, Ottavio Dantone, Andrea Marcon, Philippe Herrewege, Thomas Hengelbrock, Riccardo Chailly.
After having debuted in the role of Marcello in La Bohème at the Battistini competition, he appeared in theatres such as: Opera of Rome, Bellini of Catania, Ponchielli in Cremona, Comunale of Ferrara, Alighieri in Ravenna, Massimo of Palermo, Dresdner Semper Oper, Liceu in Barcelona, Zarzuela in Madrid, Theater Basel, La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Staatsoper Muenchen, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Opera of Lyon, Opera of Bordeaux, La Monnaie in Bruxelles, Lincoln Center, Teatro Colon.
Furio Zanasi has also recorded for the main European Radios and recorded more than 60 CDs for different labels such as Arts, Bongiovanni, Accord, Naxos, Chandos, K617, Opus 111, Virgin, Aliavox, Zig Zag, Naïve and Harmonia Mundi.
Recent Seasons have seen Furio Zanasi in the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in tournée with Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano at Valladolid, Las Palmas, Bilbao, Valencia, Siena, Beaune, with recording for Naive, with Jordi Savall in Bremen, Milan and Spain as well as with Academia Montis Regalis led by Alessandro De Marchi in Turin and again in Oslo, Den Norske Opera in a new production under Rinaldo Alessandrini.
He has sung Haydn’s L’Isola disabitata at Innsbrucker Festwochen with Alessandro De Marchi, in Milan Teatro alla Scala L’Orfeo with Rinaldo Alessandrini, with whom he also recorded for Naïve Vivaldi’s Armida/Califfo Re d’Egitto with concerts in Paris Salle Pleyel and Theater an der Wien.
Among his latest engagements: Ulisse in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerpen with Federico Maria Sardelli, at Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Rinaldo Alessandrini and Robert Wilson and he will sing again the role at Den Norske Opera in Oslo with Alessandro De Marchi.