(K. Brent Tomer),
AND now they’re a quartet. Gianandrea Noseda, the music director of Turin’s Teatro Regio, is to become music director of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, the fourth Italian in recent years to be tapped for a major American orchestra. He joins Riccardo Muti at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Nicola Luisotti at the San Francisco Opera and Corrado Rovaris at the Philadelphia Opera. In addition, Fabio Luisi holds the position of Principal Conductor at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in addition to his role as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera.
Behind them, an entire generation of Italian conductors is making a mark at leading orchestras and opera houses. When “The Barber of Seville”, one of the most beloved works in the opera repertoire, opens at the Opéra National de Paris next month, it will be conducted by a young Italian, Giacomo Sagripanti (pictured). The Paris Opera’s production of another favourite, “La…Continue reading