Daniele Rustioni makes his debut at the MET conducting AIDA

«Daniele Rustioni made his first appearance in the Met’s pit on Thursday... it was a promising debut as he showed strong dramatic sense, fitting the score to the demands of each scene, and managed the tricky ballet of the triumph scene with exemplary precision.» New York Classical Review, Eric Simpson «In a sleepy performance, sometimes the best moment is a getting-better moment. The tenor Jorge de León, making his Metropolitan Opera debut, started off with a brusque “Celeste Aida,” but relaxed enough by the second-act triumphal scene to show off a healthy ...

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The “Casella Festival” promoted by the Teatro Regio Torino in 2016 awarded the Critics Award in Italy

The Italian Music Critics Association has assigned the “Abbiati Award” to the “Casella Festival” promoted by the Teatro Regio Torino in April 2016 to celebrate the Turin-born composer Alfredo Casella. Gianandrea Noseda, the most important ambassador of Casella worldwide since more than 10 years has commented: “The important award – for a project dedicated to composer born in Torino but internationally expanded – confirms to us the strength of the original ideas. The Italian critics have recognized our idea of sharing the project among the most important ...

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Donato Renzetti conducts Madama Butterfly at the Dallas Opera

«With two esteemed veterans in charge, though - stage director John Copley and conductor Donato Renzetti - even said survivor was pulled deeply into the drama and deeply moved by it. (…) and Renzetti got finesse and nuance I don't remember ever hearing from the Dallas Opera Orchestra. Repeat performances are highly recommended.» The Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell

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Daniele Rustioni amazing symphonic debut with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

«Second coming of Toscanini! No. 825 Subscription concert on 26 February at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre conducted by Daniele Rustioni, Italy’s promising talent, was absolutely overwhelming. He is a deep rooted opera conductor. The first half of the program consisted of Dukas’ L’apprenti Sorcier and Respighi’s Fontane di Roma. Rustioni’s tempi were precise, rhythm crisp and clear. He conducts throughout the orchestral works in the conducting style acquired in opera theatre, never losing sight of its focus in the long scenes that is reminiscent of Toscanini. What ...

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Opera Rara releases a rare recording of Bellini’s first opera conducted by Daniele Rustioni

On Friday 3 March, Opera Rara releases Bellini’s first opera Adelson e Salvini, written in 1825 while the composer was still a student at the Naples Conservatory. Marking the company’s third complete opera recording by Bellini, following La straniera and Il Pirata, up and coming bel canto specialist Daniele Rustioni leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in their fourth collaboration with Opera Rara. Daniela Barcellona sings the role of Nelly and is joined by Enea Scala as Salvini and Simone Alberghini as Lord Adelson. Inspired by Baculard d’Arnaud’s 1772 series of ...

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Alexander Toradze’s legacy at Indiana University South Bend: a unique teaching and performing experience

After 25 years at the Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend, Alexander Toradze has retired as the Martin Endowed Professor in Piano. Since 1992, Mr. Toradze has created and led the unique Toradze Piano Studio, a community of pianists that toured internationally, performing thematic marathons of piano and chamber music by Bach, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky. These projects, created in collaboration with the cultural historian and concert producer Joseph Horowitz, were produced at such leading concert venues as ...

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“ADELSON E SALVINI” conducted by Daniele Rustioni is “Album of the Week” for The Times

The music critic Hugh Canning has selected the Bellini’s opera “Adelson e Salvini” – soon to be released on the label Opera Rara – as the “Album of the Week” for The Times. Canning wrote: «Adelson e Salvini (…) though no masterpiece, is revealed by Rustioni as much more than an apprentice work.» Daniele Rustioni is presently in Japan and has recently conducted his first Tosca for Opera Nikikai.

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Donato Renzetti opens the season of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari with a rare opera of Respighi

«Di addormentate nella storia dell’opera ce ne sono moltissime. Poche però sono le belle. Questa di Respighi, che guarda caso di chiama “La bella dormiente”, meritava a pieno titolo di essere risvegliata. Il bacio, dopo un sonno quasi centenario, le è arrivato dal benemerito Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, che l’ha scelta coraggiosamente come titolo inaugurale della stagione affidandola alla regia delicata, piena di poesia, di Leo Muscato e alla bacchetta spiccia ed efficace di Donato Renzetti.» Il Sole 24 Ore, Carla Moreni «Donato Renzetti dirige in punta di ...

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Daniele Rustioni featured on «Facing the music» by The Guardian

From a teenage obsession with Wagner to the inspirational Giulini and the daily necessity of Bach, the conductor shares his musical passions. You can read the complete interview here!

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Highly respected Italian conductor Donato Renzetti joins AMC roster

We are proud to announce that the highly respected Italian conductor Donato Renzetti will join AMC’s roster with immediate effect. With him three generations of the revered Italian school of conducting will be represented by our agency: Donato Renzetti (67), Gianandrea Noseda (52) and Daniele Rustioni (33). “Donato Renzetti’s conducting skills and his human qualities have always fascinated me – says Ettore F. Volontieri – I am therefore honoured and proud to take the responsibility of his General Management. With his extraordinary talent, human depth and ...

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