Italian Lyric Tenor, Yuri Sabatini, was born in Rome and studied at the Conservatorio Alfredo Casella di L’Aquila. He continued his early studies at the DAMS of University Roma Tre, and also on the Opera Course at Birkbeck University, London. He has worked with renowned teachers including Robert Alderson and Jack Livigni.
Shortly after his move to the UK, Yuri was engaged by the choruses of the Scottish Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, along with the Philharmonia Chorus, appearing at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Cathedral.
Acclaimed for his warm bel canto sound, Yuri has performed solo repertoire with companies across the UK, including Elvino (La Sonnambula), Nemorino (l’Elisir d’Amore), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Malcolm (Macbeth), Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Don Jose (Carmen).
Yuri was awarded Best Male Singer in the Royal Opera House BP Summer Screens Competition in 2008, which saw him singing to over 10,000 people in London’s Trafalgar Square. This accolade saw him working alongside Artistic Director of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, David Gowland. Yuri was also a semi-finalist in the Mario Lanza singing competition in 2017.
Recent solo appearances include those at the London Stock Exchange, Mansion House and the Guildhall.
Abroad, Yuri has been invited to perform for discerning audiences in Germany, including a recital at the Landshut Stadtresidenz.
Yuri has been featured on numerous recordings and television appearances, including BBC Songs of Praise, and Channel 4 Chateau Rescue DIY .
Alongside his busy performance schedule, Yuri enjoys a thriving career as a singing teacher in London.