Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni was a Jette Parker Young Artist for The Royal Opera 2008–9. Since leaving the Programme he has regularly returned to assist Antonio Pappano. He has since returned to conduct Aida, Il viaggio a Reims (Jette Parker Young Artists Programme tenth anniversary summer performance) and L'elisir d'amore.
Rustioni studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Milan, and at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2007 he made his orchestral debut with the Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra, and in 2008 his operatic debut conducting La bohème for Teatro Regio Torino. Engagements since include La bohème, Un ballo in maschera and Il trovatore for La Scala, Milan, I masnadieri and La traviata for La Fenice, Venice, Aida for Arena di Verona, Così fan tutte, Roberto Devereux and Anna Bolena for Welsh National Opera, Madama Butterfly for Opera North, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly and L’italiana in Algeri in Turin, Falstaff and Il trittico in Bari, Simon Boccanegra for Opéra de Lyon, Norma in Washington D.C., L’elisir d’amore in St Petersburg and Le nozze di Figaro in Vilnius.
Rustioni is Principal Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari. He has conducted such other orchestras as the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Helsinki Philharmonic. His discography includes a recording with Erwin Schrott for Sony Classical. Rustioni's awards include Best Newcomer at the 2013 Opera Awards.
News and features
26 November 2014
Backstage films from the live relay of L'elisir d'amore, including Bryn Terfel on why it may be the best opera ever written.
16 July 2014
Tristan und Isolde, L’elisir d’amore and others on Opera on 3.
23 April 2013
Royal Opera affiliated artists recognised at the inaugural Opera Awards.