Sandro Naglia earned a Master in Vocal Performance Degree from the Music Conservatoire of Pescara (Italy) and a Master of Arts Degree from Rome University.
As a tenor, he made his debut in 1987 at Teatro Carcano in Milan singing Falla’s El retablo de Maese Pedro, and two years later he distinguished himself in Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin conducted by Sir J. E. Gardiner in London, Venice and Bath Festival, recorded by DG-Archiv, starting then an international career.
He has performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania (Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Berlin, Edinburgh Festival, Flanders Festival, S. Petersbourg Philharmonic, New York Lincoln Centre, Opera houses of Rome, Bologna, Venice, Genoa, Palermo, Monte-Carlo) under such conductors as Sir J. E. Gardiner, G. Gelmetti, G. Ferro, S. Bedford, M. de Bernart, R. Alessandrini. Over the years, his repertoire has ranged from Renaissance and Baroque music (often performed with Early Music groups, as Concerto Italiano and La Venexiana) to Classic and Romantic operas, oratorios and symphonic works; from German Lied to XXI century music, including many world creations. He has recorded more than forty CDs for DG-Archiv, Naive-Opus 111, Glossa and other labels.
In 2000 he began to study conducting, which since 2007 (Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Spring Early Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia) has been developing as a parallel activity to singing: he has conducted such orchestras as I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, “T. Schipa” Symphony Orchestra of Lecce (Italy), I Solisti Aquilani (Italy), Plovdiv State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), Filarmonica Banatul Timişoara (Romania), “B. Lyatoshins’kij” Chamber Orchestra of Kiev (Ukraine) etc.
Since 1996 he regularly teaches in courses and seminars in Italy and abroad, and was invited to give Master Classes by such institutions as University of Southern California Los Angeles, University of Oregon, University of Melbourne, Academy of Music and Opera House of Tashkent etc.
He is author of several essays, including the books Mann, Mahler, Visconti: «Morte a Venezia» (1995; new ed. Roma, IkonaLíber, 2012) and Il processo compositivo in Gesualdo da Venosa (IkonaLíber, 2012).