Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni was a Jette Parker Young Artist 2008–09. Since leaving the Programme he has returned regularly to assist Antonio Pappano, and has conducted Aida, Il viaggio a Reims (Jette Parker Young Artists Programme tenth anniversary summer performance) and L’elisir d’amore. He returns in the 2016/17 Season to conduct La traviata.
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. Opera engagements since include La bohème, Un ballo in maschera and Il trovatore for La Scala, Milan, Il barbiere di Siviglia, I masnadieri, La traviata, Il trovatore and Stiffelio for La Fenice, Venice, Così fan tutte, Roberto Devereux and Anna Bolena for Welsh National Opera, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly and L’italiana in Algeri in Turin, Simon Boccanegra and La Juive for Opéra de Lyon, Norma in Washington D.C., Il viaggio a Reims for Zürich Opera House, Madama Butterfly and Rigoletto for Bavarian State Opera and La traviata for Berlin State Opera.
Rustioni is Principal Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and from the start of the 2017/18 season becomes Music Director of Opéra de Lyon. He has conducted such orchestras as the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. His discography includes a recording with Erwin Schrott and an orchestal recording dedicated to the music of the Italian composer Giorgio Federico Ghedini, both on Sony Classical. His awards include Best Newcomer at the 2013 Opera Awards.
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Backstage films from the live relay of L'elisir d'amore, including Bryn Terfel on why it may be the best opera ever written.
Royal Opera affiliated artists recognised at the inaugural Opera Awards.