ANDREA BATTISTONI (musical director) is a young Italian conductor from Verona, and is one of the most talented conductors of his generation. He trained as a cellist at the Conservatorio di Musica in Verona, whilst also studying composition and orchestral conducting with Ennio Nicotra, Gabriele Ferro and Gianandrea Noseda.
From 2014 to 2016, he was principal guest conductor with Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, and in 2016 he was appointed principal conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducting Le nozze di Figaro in 2012, he was the youngest ever conductor in the history of Teatro alla Scala Milan. Since then, various engagements as a guest conductor have taken him to opera houses and festivals like Deutsche Oper Berlin (Nabucco, La bohème, Rigoletto and Aida), Arena di Verona (La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Aida and Turandot), Opera Australia (Tosca), Bayerische Staatsoper (La traviata) and the Mariinsky Theatre (Tosca). Future performances include: Norma (Opera di Genova), Tosca and Aida (Opera Australia).
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