Michele Spotti - Conductor - W Print
Michele Spotti was born in 1993 and is one of today's most appreciated orchestra conductors.
After graduating as a violin player he went on to graduate as a conductor under Daniele Agiman at the Giuseppe Verdi conservatory in Milan. He then continued his studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy under Neeme Jarvi and Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and in Italy under Gianandrea Noseda, Gianluigi Gelmetti, and Daniele Gatti.
Spotti made his debut conducting Le Nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto. In 2016 Alberto Zedda chose him as his assistant for the production of Rossini's Ermione at the Opéra de Lyon, where he later returned to assist Stefano Montanari for a production of Cenerentola. He has led several new productions, including Offenbach's Barbe-bleue staged by Laurent Pelly at the Opéra de Lyon (in July 2021 Opus Arte released the DVD, that obtained the Diapason D'or); Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto with Pier Luigi Pizzi's staging at the Festival della Valle d'Itria, and, again in Martina Franca, Richard Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme that opened the 2020 edition of the Festival; ll signor Bruschino and Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Adina and the world premiere of La Cucina by Andrew Synnott at the Wexford Opera Festival, both directed by Rosetta Cucchi; Don Pasquale in Montpellier; and Così Fan Tutte at Hannover's Staatsoper, where he also conducted Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the 2020 New Year's Concert, La Bohème, and the 2019 Christmas concert. His most recent engagements include Guillaume Tell which opened the 2021/2022 season of the Opra de Marseille; the new production of La Fille du Régiment at the 2021 Donizetti Opera Festival; the closing concert of the 2021 ROF leading the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and featuring Juan Diego Florez, with which Spotti also performed a concert at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in November 2021; La Traviata in Palermo with Pretty Yende in the title role; Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Pier Luigi Pizzi's staging at the 2020 ROF; Elisir d'Amore at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Hansel und Gretel in Parma with the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini; a series of concerts with the Orchestre Buisonnier in Geneva and on a Swiss tour; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Saint-Etienne and Rossini's Stabat Mater with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has enjoyed an intense concert schedule with several Italian theatres, including the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, and with the Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, where he also performed as a violinist at a chamber concert with some of the orchestra's musicians. He concluded 2021 by conducting the New Year's Concert on the podium of the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin. In 2022 he conducts the new production of Don Carlos at the Theater Basel (staged by Vincent Huguet), Il signor Bruschino at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (staged by Barbe & Doucet), Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's historic production of La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, La Belle Héléne directed by Barrie Kosky at the Komische Oper Berlin. In April he will make his debut in the Season of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI conducting the Easter Concert and in June he will make his debut in Paris on the podium of the Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées; other future engagements include: revivals of Don Carlos and Rigoletto in Basel; L'Elisir d'amore in Stuttgart; La fille du Régiment in Vienna; La Traviata in Toulouse; Il Turco in Italia in Lousanne.

March 2022

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