GIACOMO SAGRIPANTI, CONDUCTOR
Winner of Opera Awards 2016 as best young conductor, he is considered one of the most interesting conductors of his generation among the international panorama.
He began his conducting career in Italy and Germany with his debuts at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana and the Lübeck Theatre. He soon caught the attention of houses throughout Europe and has conducted Semperoper in Dresden (Cenerentola), Teatro La Fenice di Venezia (Madama Butterfly) Opernhaus in Zürich (Elisir d’amore), Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (Don Carlo), Opéra de Paris (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cenerentola, Capuleti e Montecchi) Teatro de La Maestranza in Sevilla (Cenerentola) Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia (Stabat Mater), and in some of the most important Festivals (Rossini Opera Festival, Arena di Verona), being successful with public and critics.
He has a constant symphonic experience, being regularly invited to symphonic seasons of many prestigious orchestras, such as ROSS in Sevilla, Filarmonica Fenice in Venice, Essener Philarmoniker, Orchestra RAI in Turin, Haydn Orchester in Trento and Bozen, etc.
In January 2016 he had an enormous success conducting Werther at Opéra Bastille in Paris, then in March he made his debut at the Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg. Most recently, Comte Ory (new production) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Seattle Opera, new production with Aalto Theater in Essen of Norma, Capuleti e Montecchi at Opera di Oviedo (new production), debuts with Glyndebourne Festival (Don Pasquale) and with Bayerische Staatsoper (Cenerentola, La Favorite), a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera at Bolshoi Theatre, L’Elisir d’amore and La Traviata at the Opéra de Paris
Among his future engagements: the house debuts at the Royal Opera House in London with Lucia di Lammermoor, his return to Opéra de Paris with Madama Butterfly and Adriana Lecouvreur .