Michele Spotti - Conductor - W Print
Michele Spotti, born in 1993, has been Music Director of the Marseille Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra since 2023.
He graduated first in violin and then in conducting under the guidance of Daniele Agiman at the 'Giuseppe Verdi' Conservatory in Milan. He continued his studies at the Haute École de musique in Geneva, at the Menhuin Festival Academy in Gstaad with Neeme Järvi and Gennady Rozhdestvensky and in Italy with Gianandrea Noseda, Gianluigi Gelmetti and Daniele Gatti. At the age of twenty he made his debut at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto conducting Le nozze di Figaro and in 2016 Alberto Zedda wanted him as his assistant in the production of Rossini's Ermione at the Opéra de Lyon.

His recent engagements include debuts at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome with Die Zauberflöte, at the Opéra de Paris with Turandot, at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin with Il viaggio a Reims, at the Wiener Staatsoper with La fille du régiment, at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia with Ernani, at the Staatsoper Stuttgart with the new production of L'Elisir d'amore, in Dresden with La bohème, in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Juan Diego Flórez. He opened the 49th Festival della Valle d'Itria with a new production of Il turco in Italia, which he also conducted at the Lausanne Opera. The DVD of Offenbach's Barbe-bleue (Opus Arte), which he conducted at the Opéra de Lyon, was awarded the Diapason D'or.

He has also collaborated with directors such as Robert Wilson, Damiano Michieletto, Barrie Kosky, Laurent Pelly, Pier Luigi Pizzi and institutions such as the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Staatsoper in Hannover, the Theater Basel, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Opéra in Lyon, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Rossini Opera festival and the Festival della Valle d'Itria.

Music Director of the Benevento Philharmonic Orchestra, Michele Spotti also has an intense symphonic activity and has served on the podium of, among others, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Teatro alla Scala, with which he made his debut at La Scala in 2021; the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI; the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra; the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini; the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo; the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino; and the Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France.
Among his other engagements in 2023/2024: his debut at the San Carlo in Naples with Simon Boccanegra; Idomeneo and Cenerentola at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse; his return to the ROF with L'equivoco stravagante; the opening of MITO SettembreMusica with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; as well as numerous symphony concerts in Europe and Asia. He makes his debut this year at the Arena di Verona with the opening Turandot, where he will also conduct Carmina Burana.

June 2024

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