At the age of 33, Daniele Rustioni is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation: he will be the new Principal Conductor of the Opéra National de Lyon starting with the season 2017/18 and is presently the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana, one of the well-known Italian symphonic orchestras. He has also 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”.
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 Daniele received Antonio Pappano’s personal guidance. 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 he 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 regularly conducts the best Italian opera houses such as Teatro Regio Torino, La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as well as the Rossini Opera. In the UK he has conducted at the Opera North and at the Welsh National Opera, including new productions of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux with great acclaim. Daniele Rustioni made his debut in the US at the Glimmerglass Festival conducting Medea by Cherubini, returned for his debut with the Washington National Opera in March 2013 and will debut at the MET during the season 2016/17. Daniele Rustioni is also a regular guest of the Bayerische Staatsoper (Madama Butterfly in 2014 and Rigoletto in 2015), of the Opera House in Stuttgart (Nabucco and Falstaff in 2015), of the Staatsoper Berlin (Traviata) and of the Opéra National de Paris. During the season 2015/16 he made his debut at the Opernhaus Zurich; conducting La traviata with Diana Damrau he has also made his debut at the Orange Festival in France. Most recent successes are the new production of La juive directed by Olivier Py at the Opéra National de Lyon and the much celebrated production of Il trittico staged by Damiano Michieletto at the Teatro dell’Opera, Roma.
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 Netherland Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, 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. In May-June 2016 he conducted his first tour of South America with the Orchestra della Toscana.
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 2017 with Tosca – again at the Nikkikai Opera – and to conduct concerts with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In summer of 2016 he 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 he 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 fall 2016.