Daniele Rustioni conducts La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

«First among its virtues is the crisply propulsive conducting of that dynamic young maestro Daniele Rustioni. He makes music in the mould of maestri such as Riccardo Muti and Charles Mackerras, so there is no slop or slush in the orchestra here. From the delicately etched Prelude onwards, every note of Verdi’s score is given considered weight and precise colour, with clean textures and firm phrasing avoiding the sentimental or hysterical. Violetta’s tragedy acquires nobility and dignity in the process. Yet Rustioni’s baton also has a light touch that keeps the singers on their toes without bullying them.»
The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen

«Daniele Rustioni’s conducting is wonderfully vital, with rhythmic patterns beautifully attuned to the psychological shifts throughout.»
The Guardian, Tim Ashley