Concerts by the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala Academy
To wrap up the end of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the Accademia del Teatro Alla Scala Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Daniele Rustioni, will hold an exciting musical performance in the best Italian musical tradition, with a repertoire encompassing Rossini, Puccini and Verdi as well as great Italian and America symphonic works
December 2, 2013
December 4, 2013
Chicago, Harris Theatre
Bethesda (MD), Strathmore Music Center
Thanks to the support of the Fondazione Bracco, the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala Orchestra will present a concert conducted by Maestro Daniele Rustioni*, one of the youngest and most renowned Italian conductors.
The Accademia will take us on a fascinating journey with the music of Rossini, Puccini and Verdi and other pieces of the great Italian and American symphonic repertoire.
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The Accademia Teatro alla Scala is a truly unique institution in the training of the arts. It counts 900 students, many of whom foreign, and offers over 40 courses in four different areas: Music, Dance, Stage and Lab, and Management.
The Orchestra of the Accademia is one of the Theater’s points of excellence. With the guidance of renowned musicians and Teatro alla Scala professionals, it aims at inserting young and talented musicians in the most famous orchestras in Italy and world-wide.
The “USA 2013” project is part of the activities developed by the Fondazione Bracco and the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, an ideal partner to promote Italian culture in the world and, at the same time, give young people an opportunity to develop their own talents. And these goals are shared by the Fondazione Bracco which sees Italian Culture, Art and Science as a means to improve quality of life and social cohesion, in Italy and abroad and, on the other hand, support to education teaching and professional training.
The Orchestra Conductor will be Maestro Daniele Rustioni*, one of the youngest and most renowned Italian conductors (he turns 30 this year).
*At the age of 30, Daniele Rustioni is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation as stated by the INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARDS 2013 that has recently awarded him as the “Best Newcomer of the Year”.
In March 2011 he appeared for the first time conducting Aida at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where he will return in the 2013/14 season. In October 2012 made his debut at Teatro alla Scala with La bohème and was immediately re-invited to celebrate Verdi and its anniversary conducting a new production of Un ballo in maschera directed by Damiano Michieletto. The critic of THE TIMES has affirmed: “Clearly another rising talent destined for big things”.
In June 2011 he was appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana, one of the well-known Italian symphonic orchestras. In February 2013 he became the Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari.
Daniele Rustioni studied at the Milan Conservatoire, where he graduated as organist, composer and pianist. He studied conducting with Gilberto Serembe and continued at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena under Gianluigi Gelmetti and the Royal Academy of Music in London. In In 2007 Gianandrea Noseda became his main mentor and gave him the chance to make his debut with the Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Daniele received Antonio Pappano’s personal guidance on operatic repertoire.
Daniele Rustioni regularly conducts the best Italian opera houses such as Teatro Regio Torino, La Fenice in Venice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as well as festivals such as Rossini Opera Festival, where he made his debut in the summer of 2012. In the fall of 2012 he conducted for the first time at the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari.
In the UK Daniele Rustioni has conducted at the Opera North and at the Welsh National Opera, where he will come back in the fall of 2013 for an important “belcanto” project including new productions of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux. Daniele Rustioni made his debut in the US at the Glimmerglass Festival conducting Medea by Cherubini and returned for his debut with the Washington National Opera in March 2013 conducting raising star Angela Meade as “Norma” in March 2013.
Future opera engagements include debuts at the Opéra National de Lyon for a new production of Simone Boccanegra, at the Bayerisches Staatsoper for Madama Butterfly as well as at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and at the Opernhaus in Zurich.
Daniele Rustioni has an intense symphonic activity: beside his strong collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana that he will also lead in a concert at the KKL of Lucerne in May 2012, he has already conducted the best Italian orchestras such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. He has also conducted the BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Helsinki Philharmonic. He will make his debuts next season with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Orchestre Philhaermonique de Montecarlo.
Recording activities includes Erwin Schrott’s latest opera arias album for Sony Classical.
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Located one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multi-disciplinary arts programming in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore, and on its scenic 11-acre site.