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FRANCESCO PASQUALETTI

Conductor

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Francesco studied Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with Sir Colin Davis and Colin Metters, at the Accademia Chigiana with Gianluigi Gelmetti and at the Accademia Musicale di Stresawith Gianandrea Noseda. 

In 2015 Francesco made his debut at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice with La Scala di seta, and in the symphonic season of Orchestre d’Auvergne in France. In 2016 he will conduct Così Fan Tutte at Oper Koeln (DE), Le nozze di Figaro at Kimmel Centre (Philadelphia, US), Mefistofele in Pisa and Lucca, Le notti delle streghe in Florence. In 2017: Il cappello di paglia di Firenze by N. Rota in Pisa, Livorno, Lucca; Traviata - Florence; Carmen - New Zealand.

Recent Operatic engagements include Il Matrimonio Segreto and Die Zauberfloete at the Teatro Regio in Torino, La Scala di seta at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, La bohème and Madama Butterfly at the New Zealand Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Stresa Festival, La traviata and L'Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro di Como AsLiCo, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni at the Teatro di Pisa, L’elisir d’Amore at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, at the Teatro di Sassari and at the RNCM (Manchester). He is a visiting professor at the National Opera Studio in London for the Italian operatic repertoire.

Francesco is also a regular guest in the symphonic season of the ORT-Orchestra della Toscana, the OGI Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, the I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Manchester, the RNCM Symphony Orchestra-Manchester, the I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino and the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, performing with soloists like Boris Belkin, Francesca Dego, Bruno Canino and Marie-Josèphe Jude.

Francesco has been the assistant of Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Colin Davis and Trevor Pinnock at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opéra de Monte Carlo, Stresa Festival. In 2009 he attended the LSO Discovery Scheme, having the chance to conduct Brahms III Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra.

He was awarded the “Diploma d’onore” from Accademia Chigiana, and the “Henry Wood” Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has a Magna cum Laude Master Degree in Philosophy at the University of Pisa.