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

 


Jota

They say we aren’t in love, / because no one see us talking; / to your heart and mine / they could have asked. / For now, I take my leave, / from your house and your window / and, although your mother disapproves, / goodbye, sweetheart, see you tomorrow.

Music: Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

 

 


The Moorish Cloth

The fine cloth in the shop got stained; / It will be sold at a cheaper price / Because it has lost its value. / Ah!

Music: Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

 

 


The Rise of the Moon above the Forest

Look, the moon rises fully red / Like a flame frozen in the sky, / The pond reflects her, and the water as if shivering / Flickers in the wind. / What a profound peace, the sleeping woods, / Reflected in the pond. / What silence abounds! / Tell me: Is it dusk or a dawn of love?

Poetry & Music: Francesco Santoliquido (1883–1971)

 

 


Moolight of My Love

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 (1913-1980)
Music: Claudio Santoro (1919-1989)

 

 

 

 


The Encounter

I no longer remember when we met the first time, / but it certainly was a distant evening / totally imbued of unspeakable sadness by a benign sea! / Far from the sounds of bells and flocks reached us along with an unexpected peace from the sea. / This I remember! / Do you remember what we said that day? / I no longer recall. / Does it even matter? / Today my heart flourishes with the sweet passion of that distant moment. / It is sweet, indeed, for me to press your white hand into mine and to speak to you of love, / as also today like then sounds of bells and flocks come from afar / with the sea again distantly smiling at us like then. / Yet today, you perhaps love me a little, / You stopped smiling. / Ah! Your hand trembles. / Oh, if today you give me your beautiful lips / We will never forget this sweet moment of love.

Poetry & Music: Francesco Santoliquido (1883–1971)
Recording: April 2020

 

Fábio Bezuti

Fabio BezutiOver his two-decade career, Fabio Bezuti has worked as a pianist, vocal coach, music director and conductor, performing in theaters and opera festivals and mentoring young artists in Brazil, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

Some of the institutions where Mr. Bezuti has performed and taught include Castleton Festival (US), Carnegie Hall (US), Crested Butte Music Festival (US), CoOPERAtive (US), Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti (Italy), Florence Voice Seminar (Italy), La Lingua della Lirica (Italy), L’art du Chant Français (France), Teatre Municipal de Girona (Spain), Teatro Municipal de São Paulo (Brazil), Theatro São Pedro (Brazil), Festival de Música Erudita do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Vitória Ópera Estúdio (Brazil), Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Brazil), Festival Amazonas de Ópera (Brazil) and Festival de Opera San Luis Potosí (Mexico).

Mr. Bezuti’s opera, operetta and musical theater performances include works by Monteverdi, Pergolesi, Cimarosa, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Offenbach, Bizet, Massenet, Ravel, Wagner, Johann Strauss, Lehar, Bartok, Stravinsky, Purcell, Menotti, Britten and Stephen Sondheim. Mr. Bezuti directed and performed the Brazilian premier of Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Songbook with music by Charles Wuorinen and libretto by James Fenton, based on the book by Salman Rushdie. He also conducted the Brazilian premier of A Dinner Engagement, music by Lennox Berkeley and libretto by Paul Dehn.

Committed to the development process of singers as well as language and interpretation, Mr. Bezuti has collaborated with such voice teachers as Edith Bers, Deborah Birnbaum, Mignon Dunn, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, Catherine Malfitano and Mark Oswald.

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Bezuti holds a Professional Studies Certificate from Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying and Vocal Coaching from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

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

Fábio Bezuti, harpsichord
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini

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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