Daniele Rustioni

At the age of 32, 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, one of the well-known Italian symphonic orchestras and has been the Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari between 2012 and 2014. The critic of THE TIMES has affirmed: “Clearly another rising talent destined for big things”.

In March 2011 he appeared for the first time conducting Aida at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and returns regularly since. In October 2012 made his debut at Teatro alla Scala with La bohème and was re-invited to celebrate Verdi conducting a new production of Un ballo in maschera in July 2013 and Il trovatore in February 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 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 Daniele 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 the fall of 2013 for an important “belcanto” project including new productions of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux with great acclaim by all critics. 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 and for a tour with the Orchestra dell’Accademia della Scala in December 2013. Will make his debut at the MET in the season 2016/17.

During the season 2013/14 he made debuts with 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 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 Berlin, at the Opernhaus Zurich and at the Opéra National de Paris.

Daniele Rustioni 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 Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. He has also conducted the BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic – where he will return in October 2017 – and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo. In October 2015 he made a successful debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Daniele Rustioni made his debut in Japan in 2014 conducting a production of Madama Butterfly at the Nikkikai Opera, followed by symphonic concerts with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra. He will return in February 2016 with Tosca – again at the Nikkikai Opera – and to conduct concerts with the Toyko Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In summer of 2016 he will made his debuts at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center and with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, in addition to his return at the helm of the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra.

Recording activities includes Erwin Schrott’s opera arias album for Sony Classical. On the same label his is recording a survey on the Italian symphonic music of the XX century with his Orchestra della Toscana: the first monographic CD, dedicated to Ghedini, will be released in March 2016.