In the 2013/14 Season Italian conductor Maurizio Benini conducts Faust for The Royal Opera. Benini made his Royal Opera debut in May 1999 conducting a concert performance of Un giorno di regno. He has since conducted La sonnambula, Roberto Devereux (in concert), Rigoletto, Luisa Miller, Faust, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Il turco in Italia and Tosca for The Royal Opera.
Benini was born and studied in Italy. He has always specialized in French and Italian repertory. He appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Paris Opéra, Vienna State Opera, The Royal Opera, Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real, Madrid, La Scala, Milan, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Teatro San Carlo, Naples. He has also conducted at the Wexford Festival, the Rossini Festival, Pesaro and for Glyndebourne Festival. His repertory includes many bel canto operas, such as Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’italiana in Algeri, Le Comte Ory, Maria Stuarda, Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor and L’elisir d’amore, many Verdi operas, from comparative rarities such as Stiffelio to grand operas such as Don Carlo, and Puccini’s La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Tosca, among others.
Benini’s recordings include Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira and Mercadante’s Virginia for Opera Rara.
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11 June 2012
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