The Italian tenor, Stefano Ferrari, initially studied violin at the Brescia Conservatory. In 1995 he began his vocal career as a member of the Coro da Camera Italiano Athestis and since 1999 has been a pupil of Sherman Lowe in Venice.
Stefano Ferrari's repertoire embraces opera, symphonic works, and sacred music, ranging from Carissimiís Jephte, George Frideric Handelís Messiah and the major works of J.S. Bach, to the masses of Haydn, Mozart, L.v. Beethoven, and Rossini; Felix Mendelssohnís Lobgesang; Edward Elgarís Dream of Gerontius; and Pucciniís Messa di Gloria; to music of Ariel Ramirez, Goffredo Petrassi, and Philip Glass. He has been heard as Nerone in Monteverdiís Incoronazione di Poppea, Gualtiero in Antonio Vivaldiís Griselda, as Mozartís Tito, Don Ottavio and Ferrando, and in operas of Alessandro Scarlatti and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
Stefano Ferrari has performed on major Italian stages, among them those of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro Regio Turin, at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, the Verdi Festival in Parma, and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, also touring to Japan with La Scala. Conductors with whom he has collaborated include Aldo Ceccato and Riccardo Muti. He appeared at the Salzburg Festival 2006 in Mozart's Lucio Silla.