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Biography

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 École de Musique in Geneva, at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy under Neeme Järvi 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 2015 he was selected by Turin’s CRT Foundation as emerging young musician to conduct Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment.

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 was then selected by As.Li.Co to conduct the 20th Edition of the Operadomani project, with more than one hundred performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia all over Italy.

He has led several new productions, including Offenbach’s Barbe-bleue staged by Laurent Pelly at the Opéra de Lyon; 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; 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.

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 École de Musique in Geneva, at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy under Neeme Järvi 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 2015 he was selected by Turin’s CRT Foundation as emerging young musician to conduct Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment.

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 was then selected by As.Li.Co to conduct the 20th Edition of the Operadomani project, with more than one hundred performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia all over Italy.

He has led several new productions, including Offenbach’s Barbe-bleue staged by Laurent Pelly at the Opéra de Lyon; 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; 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.

His most recent engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the 2020 New Year’s Concert, La Bohéme,and the 2019 Christmas concert at Hannover’s Staatsoper; Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Pier Luigi Pizzi’s staging and a concert of rare Rossini arias performed by Juan Diego Flórez at the 2020 ROF; Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Hänsel 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-Ètienne. He has enjoyed an intense concert schedule with several Italian theatres, including the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, 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.

His upcoming engagements include La Traviata on 9 and 11 July at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, with Pretty Yende playing the title role, and a new productionof Signor Bruschino, beginning August 10, at the Rossini Opera Festival where he will also lead the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai at the closing concert featuring Juan Diego Flórez. In November he will be leading a new production of La Fille du Régiment at the 2021 Donizetti Opera Festival, and in 2022 he will be conducting Don Carlos at the Theater Basel and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s historic production of La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.

His most recent engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the 2020 New Year’s Concert, La Bohéme,and the 2019 Christmas concert at Hannover’s Staatsoper; Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Pier Luigi Pizzi’s staging and a concert of rare Rossini arias performed by Juan Diego Flórez at the 2020 ROF; Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Hänsel 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-Ètienne. He has enjoyed an intense concert schedule with several Italian theatres, including the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, 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.

His upcoming engagements include La Traviata on 9 and 11 July at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, with Pretty Yende playing the title role, and a new productionof Signor Bruschino, beginning August 10, at the Rossini Opera Festival where he will also lead the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai at the closing concert featuring Juan Diego Flórez. In November he will be leading a new production of La Fille du Régiment at the 2021 Donizetti Opera Festival, and in 2022 he will be conducting Don Carlos at the Theater Basel and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s historic production of La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.

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