Daniele Rustioni


Daniele Rustioni
Photographer: Davide Cerati
Conductor
Daniele Rustioni is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation and has been appointed as Principal Conductor of the Opéra National de Lyon starting with the season 2017/18. He is presently the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and has been the Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari between 2012 and 2014. In 2011 he appeared for the first time conducting Aida at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and returns regularly since. In 2012 made his debut at Teatro alla Scala with La bohème and was re-invited to conduct a new production of Un ballo in maschera in 2013 and Il trovatore in 2014. Daniele Rustioni studied in Milan, 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 2007 Gianandrea Noseda became his main mentor and gave him the chance to debut at the Teatro Regio Torino. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden he received Antonio Pappano’s personal guidance. 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. In the UK Daniele Rustioni has conducted at the Opera North and at the Welsh National Opera, where he came back in 2013 for an important “belcanto” project including new productions of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux with great acclaim by all critics. 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 2013 and for a tour with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala in 2013. During the season 2013/14 he made debuts with at the Opéra National de Lyon for a new production of Simon Boccanegra, at the Bayerisches Staatsoper for Madama Butterfly as well as at the summer season of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Caracalla. The season 2014/15 season saw him conducting for the first time at the Opera House in Stuttgart, at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, at the Opernhaus Zurich and at the Opéra National de Paris. He has an intense symphonic activity: beside his collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana he has already conducted the best Italian orchestras such as the Filarmonica della Scala, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. He has also conducted the BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. In 2015 he made a successful debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Rustioni made his debut in Japan in 2014 conducting Madama Butterfly at the Nikikai Opera, followed by symphonic concerts with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra. Recording activities includes Erwin Schrott’s opera arias album for Sony Classical.