Fábio Bezuti

Collaborative Piano

Messages of Hope Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Over 4,500 miles apart, my colleague Luciana Bueno and I joined forces to humbly bring these messages of hope to our friends, extended family and community.

In such challenging times, it is our wish that music and art renew our strength, delivering us safely through the storm.

In memory of our dear teacher and friend Naomi Munakata and many others who were taken from us way too soon.

– Fábio Bezuti

 


“My love lives far away / So far away / That I don’t know what to think / The moon in the sky also lives far away / But it shines on the sea / Likewise my love / The farther he is / The more I think of him / Longing, my anguish is my comfort / Tell my love / That I do not want / To long for him anymore”

Poetry: Vinicius de Moraes
Music: Claudio Santoro

 

 

 

 


In this piece, L’Incontro (poetry & music by Francesco Santoliquido), a lover recounts to his beloved the magical memories of their first encounter. While holding hands they acknowledge the bitterness of the present and hope for a better day.

 

Fábio Bezuti

Fabio BezutiBrazilian pianist Fábio Bezuti moved to the United States in 2005 to pursue a Master of Arts degree in piano accompaniment and vocal coaching at Westminster Choir College. At Manhattan School of Music he received his Professional Studies Certificate. During those very formative years, Mr. Bezuti worked with distinguished pianists J. J. Penna, Dalton Baldwin, Thomas Muraco and Ted Taylor.

In addition to performing, Mr. Bezuti has been invited to collaborate in opera productions and to mentor young musicians in Brazil, France, Italy and in the U.S. He has collaborated with renowned musicians, teachers, conductors and directors. Mr. Bezuti has conducted the productions of A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley and Maroquinhas Frufru by Ernest Mahle. Career highlights include: musical director and pianist for Charles Wuorinen’s opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories (based upon the book by Salman Rushdie); and vocal coach and pianist for productions including Verdi’s Falstaff and Rigoletto, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Mozart’s D. Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, among many others.

Currently, Mr. Bezuti is a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Manhattan School of Music. Apart from recitals in New York, Philadelphia and other major U.S. cities, he performs regularly in Brazil and Europe. In the past two years, Mr. Bezuti has performed at Weill Recital Hall and Isaac Stern Auditorium, both at Carnegie Hall.

Engagements


2020

Note: All 2020 engagements are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April/May:  Il mondo della luna, J. Haydn – Teatro São Pedro – São Paulo, Brazil
June/July:  Così fan tutte, W. A. Mozart – Festival de Opera de Botucatu – Botucatu, Brazil
July/August:  Don Giovanni, W. A. Mozart – Teatro Municipal – São Paulo, Brazil
August/September:  I Capuleti e i Montecchi, V. Bellini – Teatro São Pedro – São Paulo, Brazil
November:  The Medium, G. C. Menotti – Vitoria, Brazil

2019

January/February:  Il barbiere di Siviglia, G. Rossini – São Paulo, Brazil
March/April:  La Clemenza di Tito, W. A. Mozart – São Paulo, Brazil
July:  Festival de Opera de San Luis Potosí – San Luis Potosí, Mexico
July/August:  L’Italiana in Algeri, G. Rossini – São Paulo, Brazil
August: Recital – Ashley Bell & Anton Armendariz – Southampton, NY
November:  Il barbiere di Siviglia, G. Rossini – Vitoria, Brazil
November:  Carmen, G. Bizet – Vitoria, Brazil
December:  O peru de natal, L. Martinelli – São Paulo, Brazil

2018

January to May:  Manhattan School of Music – New York, NY
March:  Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), Kellie Cullinan, Kirsten Scott and Scott Russell, Choirs of America – New York, NY

April:  Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), Marie Masters Webb, Anthony Webb and Andrew Lunsford, Choirs of America – New York, NY
April:  Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), Christopher Job and Andrew Lunsford, Choirs of America – New York, NY
May:  Masterclass UFPB João Pessoa, Brazil
May:  Masterclass UNICAMP – Campinas, Brazil
June:  CD recording Natercia Lopes  Vitoria, Brazil
June:  Masterclass USP São Paulo, Bazil
July:  Festival de Opera San Luis Potosí – San Luis Potosí, Mexico
August:  Bastien und Bastienne, W. Mozart, Projeto Opera na Escola São Paulo, Brazil
August:  Recital Christa Dalmazio South Jersey, NJ
November:  Festival de Musica Erudita do Espirito Santo  Vitoria, Brazil

2017

April:  Cosi fan Tutti, W. Mozart – Sag Harbor, NY
June:  L’Art du Chant Français – Périgord region, France
August:  Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss and Le Nozze di Figaro, W. Mozart – San Luis Potosi, Mexico
August:  Recital – Stefanie Izzo, Francesca Lunghi, Gilad Paz – Westhampton, NY
August:  Recital – Maria Russo, Philadelphia, PA
November:  Recital – Classic Lyric Arts – New York, NY
November:  A Dinner Engagement, Lennox Berkeley – Vitória, Brazil
November:  Recital – Maria Russo – Vitória, Brazil
November:  VOE – Vitória Ópera Estúdio – Vitória, Brazil
November:  Recital – Natércia Lopes, soprano – Vitória, Brazil
November:  Recital – Maria Russo – São Paulo, Brazil

2016

April:  Don Pasquale, G. Donizetti – Sag Harbor, NY
May:  Metro Chamber Orchestra – Brooklyn, NY
June:  Le nozze di Figaro, W. A. Mozart – Brooklyn, NY
July:  Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti – Lucca, Italy
August:  Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni and Suor Angelica – San Luis Potosi, Mexico
September/October:  La Serva Padrona, G. B. Pergolesi – São Paulo, Brazil
November:  Recital – Carolini de Comi, soprano – Vitória, Brazil
November:  I Capuleti e i Montecchi, V. Bellini – Vitória, Brazil
November:  Recital – Natércia Lopes, soprano and Paulo Sodré, bass – Vitória, Brazil
November:  VOE – Vitória Ópera Estúdio – Vitória, Brazil
December: The Merry Widow, F. Lehar – Southold, NY

Video

Maria Russo, soprano
“When I Have Sung My Songs to You” by C. Ernest

Christi Amonson, soprano
“Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life” by V. Herbert

Carsten Wittmoser, bass-baritone
“Gar viel und schön ward hier” by R. Wagner

Kristin Dauphinais, mezzo-soprano
“What a movie! What a terrible, awful movie!” by L. Bernstein

Andrew Stuckey, baritone
“O du mein holder Abendstern” by R. Wagner

Luciana Bueno, mezzo-soprano
Recital: Haydn, Debussy, Nepomuceno and Falla

Maria Russo, soprano
“Ich liebe dich” by R. Strauss

Ashley Bell, soprano
“How Could I Ever Know” by L. Simon

Fábio Bezuti, fortepiano
La Clemenza di Tito by W. A. Mozart

Fábio Bezuti, harpsichord
L’italiana in Algeri by G. Rossini

Fábio Bezuti, harpsichord
L’italiana in Algeri by G. Rossini

Fábio Bezuti, organ
Passio secundum Joannem by J. S. Bach

Audio

  1. La Danza – G. Rossini New York, NY – May 6, 2012 – Brett Sprague, tenor; Fábio Bezuti, piano 3:08
  2. In quelle trine morbide from Manon Lescaut – G. Puccini Centro Cultural São Paulo - Vergueiro, São Paulo, Brasil – October 25, 2009 – Elayne Casehr, soprano; Fábio Bezuti, piano 2:42
  3. Mira que soy niña, amor, déjame! from the Canciones Amatorias – E. Granados Basilica di Sant’Anselmo, Rome, Italy – June 13, 2009 – Iñez Antoni Mendezona, soprano; Fábio Bezuti, piano 3:09

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