At the age of 30, Daniele Rustioni is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation as stated by the INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARDS 2013 that has recently awarded him as the «Best Newcomer of the Year». He is the Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana, one of the well-known Italian symphonic orchestras.
In March 2011 he appeared for the first time conducting Aida at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where he will return in the 2013/14 season. In October 2012 made his debut at Teatro alla Scala with La bohème and was immediately re-invited to celebrate Verdi and its anniversary conducting a new production of Un ballo in maschera in July 2013 to celebrate Verdi’s anniversary. 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 make his debut with the Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Daniele received Antonio Pappano’s personal guidance on operatic repertoire.
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.
Future opera engagements include debuts 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 Opernhaus Zurich.
Daniele Rustioni has an intense symphonic activity: beside his strong collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana that he also led in a concert at the KKL of Lucerne in May 2013, he has already conducted the best Italian orchestras such as 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 and the London Philharmonic. He will make his debuts next season with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo.
Recording activities includes Erwin Schrott’s latest opera arias album for Sony Classical.