RBS Mourns the Passing of Giovanni Favretti

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Giovanni Favretti, former Vice-Chair of Rare Book School’s Board of Directors.

Giovanni grew up in Storrs, CT and graduated from Harvard College, majoring in Classics. He later studied conducting at the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg. A polymath, he worked in many fields, from teaching to publishing to banking. An avid and accomplished pianist and singer, he sang bass in Amor Artis and served as a valued board member for multiple organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera Club (where he was a former president), the Bagby Foundation, Rare Book School, and the George London Foundation for Singers. Giovanni’s life centered on his family and friends, as well as music, theater, travel, and charitable work for the arts. His many other eclectic interests and talents included rare book collecting, book-binding, cooking, gardening, wooden boat building, math, and languages.

You can read his full obituary here.