Conductor Giacomo Sagripanti is conquering opera houses worldwide
The young Italian conductor, Giacomo Sagripanti, is considered an insider's tip yet has been conquering the world's major opera houses for several years now. On January 28 he will conduct Anna Netrebko in her role debut as Turandot at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Following this initial collaboration with Netrebko, they will reconnect in April for Francesco Cilea's “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Opéra National de Paris. Additional season highlights include his debut at the Royal Opera House in London in June 2020 (“Lucia di Lammermoor”) as well as the opening of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro where a top-class line-up of singers including Erwin Schrott, Olga Peretyatko and Roberto Tagliavini will perform at the premiere of “Moïse et Pharaon” on August 8, 2020.
As early as 2014 Seen and Heard International wrote, “Watch out for the name of this young conductor”, with regard to Sagripanti's conducting at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. His performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin also won critics over: “Conductor Giacomo Sagripanti is the playmaker. The Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper follows him with ease, grace and wit. Sagripanti and his musicians stylishly roll out a carpet of sound for the singers” (Morgenpost).
Giacomo Sagripanti has been considered one of the most promising conductors of his generation not least since he was honoured with the award for best young conductor at the International Opera Awards 2016. His particular focus lies on Italian opera repertoire, already conducting “La Cenerentola”, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and “Le comte Ory” by Rossini, “Don Pasquale” and “Elisir d'amore” by Donizetti, Bellini's “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” as well as Puccini's “Madama Butterfly”. Giacomo Sagripanti has made guest appearances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Semperoper Dresden, the Stuttgart Staatsoper, the Opera di Oviedo, the Opéra Bastille in Paris and the Bolschoi Theater in Moscow.
The DVD recording of “Ricciardo e Zoraide” at the 2018 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro under the baton of Sagripanti and featuring Pretty Yende and Juan Diego Florez was awarded “DVD of the Month” by the magazine “Oper!”. He also conducted Pretty Yende's solo album “Dreams” with the Orchestra Sinfonic di Milano and the solo album of mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (both Sony Classical).
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