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Biography

Michele Spotti, at just twenty-seven, is one of the most brilliant conductors of his generation in the orchestral and operatic repertoires. After graduating with full marks in Violin performance and then in orchestral conducting at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milano under the guidance of Daniele Agiman, he pursued Master’s studies in Italy and Switzerland with, amongst others, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Neeme Järvi and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. In 2017 he was jointly awarded second prize (no first prize awarded) at the First International Opera Conductor Competition held by the Opéra Royale de Wallonie-Liège.

He made his debut at the age of just twenty-one at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto conducting Le nozze di Figaro during Laboratorio Spazio Musica. The following year he debuted with L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Rosetum in Milan for the Voce all’Opera season.

In 2015 he was selected by the CRT foundation in Turin as emerging young musician to conduct la Figlia del Reggimento and was reconfirmed the following season to conduct The Gypsy Baron by Johann Strauss. He was assistant to Alberto Zedda in the production of Rossini’s Ermione at the Opéra de Lyon, where he returned as assistant to Stefano Montanari for La Cenerentola. Following this he was chosen by As.Li.Co to conduct the 20th edition of Progetto Operadomani, with a run of over one hundred performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia all over Italy.

Michele Spotti, at just twenty-seven, is one of the most brilliant conductors of his generation in the orchestral and operatic repertoires. After graduating with full marks in Violin performance and then in orchestral conducting at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milano under the guidance of Daniele Agiman, he pursued Master’s studies in Italy and Switzerland with, amongst others, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Neeme Järvi and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. In 2017 he was jointly awarded second prize (no first prize awarded) at the First International Opera Conductor Competition held by the Opéra Royale de Wallonie-Liège.

He made his debut at the age of just twenty one at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto conducting Le nozze di Figaro during Laboratorio Spazio Musica. The following year he debuted with L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Rosetum in Milan for the Voce all’Opera season.

In 2015 he was selected by the CRT foundation in Turin as emerging young musician to conduct la Figlia del Reggimento and was reconfirmed the following season to conduct The Gypsy Baron by Johann Strauss. He was assistant to Alberto Zedda in the production of Rossini’s Ermione at the Opéra de Lyon, where he returned as assistant to Stefano Montanari for La Cenerentola. Following this he was chosen by As.Li.Co to conduct the 20th edition of Progetto Operadomani, with a run of over one hundred performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia all over Italy.

His more recent engagements include: Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival (he has been a constant presence at the Pesaro Festival since 2016) and with Opera Lombardia; Hänsel und Gretel with the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini in Parma; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Saint-Étienne; Il Viaggio a Reims at theatres in Como, Bergamo, Pavia and Cremona; Don Pasquale in Montpellier; Barbe-bleue by Offenbach, directed by Laurent Pelly, at the Opéra de Lyon; Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca; followed by the world première of La Cucina by Andrew Synnott and Adina at the Wexford Opera Festival, both directed by Rosetta Cucchi. He conducted the 2019 Christmas Concert and the 2020 New Year’s Day Concert (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony) at the Staatsoper Hannover.

In January 2020 in that same theatre he conducted La Bohème for the first time. Theatre closures in France as elsewhere as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic caught up with him at the Opéra de Lyon on March 13th, date on which he was due to conduct Rigoletto for the first time. That has been followed by further postponements and cancellations resulting in constant updates to his schedule.

Nonetheless he is already back conducting in summer 2020: on July 14th at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, which he inaugurated with Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Molière’s comedy set to music by Richard Strauss, adapted as a monologue in an original production (repeat performances on July 22nd and 25th and on August 1st). On August 16th and 18th he is conducting two concerts at the Rossini Opera Festival: one of lesser-known works by Rossini sung by Juan Diego Flórez, the other with the trio of buffo basses, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Paolo Bordogna and Alessandro Corbelli. In September he is engaged at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari with l’Elisir d’amore.

His more recent engagements include: Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival (he has been a constant presence at the Pesaro Festival since 2016) and with Opera Lombardia; Hänsel und Gretel with the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini in Parma; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Saint-Étienne; Il Viaggio a Reims at theatres in Como, Bergamo, Pavia and Cremona; Don Pasquale in Montpellier; Barbe-bleue by Offenbach, directed by Laurent Pelly, at the Opéra de Lyon; Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca; followed by the world première of La Cucina by Andrew Synnott and Adina at the Wexford Opera Festival, both directed by Rosetta Cucchi. He conducted the 2019 Christmas Concert and the 2020 New Year’s Day Concert (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony) at the Staatsoper Hannover.

In January 2020 in that same theatre he conducted La Bohème for the first time. Theatre closures in France as elsewhere as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic caught up with him at the Opéra de Lyon on March 13th, date on which he was due to conduct Rigoletto for the first time. That has been followed by further postponements and cancellations resulting in constant updates to his schedule. Nonetheless he will be back conducting in summer 2020: on July 14th at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca which opens with Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Molière’s comedy set to music by Richard Strauss, adapted as a monologue in an original production (repeat performances on July 22nd and 25th and on August 1st). On August 16th and 18th he is conducting two concerts at the Rossini Opera Festival: one comprising lesser-known works by Rossini sung by Juan Diego Flórez, the other with the trio of buffo basses, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Paolo Bordogna and Alessandro Corbelli.

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