For Mariotti, Pasqua in streaming with Rossini, before returning to the Opera House where he could become musical director

For Mariotti, Pasqua in streaming with Rossini, before returning to the Opera House where he could become musical director
For Mariotti, Pasqua in streaming with Rossini, before returning to the Opera House where he could become musical director

Rossini’s Easter in the company of Michele Mariotti. The Rossini Opera Festival proposes for the holidays the Stabat Mater which in the 2015 edition was directed by Michele Mariotti, with a cast composed of Yolanda Auyanet, Anna Goryachova, René Barbera and Nicola Ulivieri, at the helm of the Orchestra and Choir of the Municipal Theater of Bologna of which he was director for ten years, from 2008 to 2018.


An appointment (today on the Rof web channels) that brings the maestro back to his great loves and to his city, before returning to Rome where he is expected for two appointments dedicated to Verdi. At the helm of the orchestra and choir of the Teatro dell’Opera, of which he could become musical director succeeding Daniele Gatti who would then take the place of Antonio Pappano at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, expected in his turn in 2024 at the London Symphony Orchestra. A whirlwind of sticks, international, which, if it were to turn into contracts, would see in the coming years, the Roman musical panorama enriched by the presence of Mariotti, young, 40 years old, but no longer promising young, because he has already kept so many promises.


On April 20 at 8.30 pm in live streaming on, and live on Rai Radio3, Mariotti will face for the first time Luisa Miller by Verdi, an opera, performed in concert form, which has not been heard at the Costanzi since 1990. April 28, again at 8.30 pm, presents a program of Giuseppe Verdi’s dances from the operas Macbeth, Don Carlos, Otello and Les vêpres siciliennes. An expected return after the concert of last December 11 and just over a year after its debut in the Roman theater with Mozart’s Idomeneo, directed by Robert Carsen, and the immigrants of the Community of Sant’Egidio on stage, in a welcomed show from enthusiastic critics: «I wanted it», he said then, just before his debut, «the quality of Costanzi’s artistic projects is very high».

Aida con Jonas Kaufmann

Mariotti spent his childhood behind the scenes of the Festival, of which his father was the creator and superintendent. He studied at the Pesaro Conservatory before becoming a celebrated conductor. Debut in Salerno and, shortly after, wide open curtains of Italian theaters, from San Carlo to Scala, and of the whole world. Between 2008 and 2018 he was music director in Bologna. He made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with I due Foscari in concert form. And in 2019, Don Pasquale and La traviata in Paris, I masnadieri alla Scala, Semiramide in Pesaro, before the meeting with Costanzi. He has just conducted the Aida with Jonas Kaufmann at the Paris Opera and in June he will join the RAI orchestra in Turin where together with the violinist Renaud Capuçon, he will present the famous Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor for violin and orchestra for the digital billboard. the rarest Symphony n. 2 in D major by Sibelius.

May Florentine

Before the rumors that his name would lead the lyric of the capital, over the years it was also made for the San Carlo and the Maggio Fiorentino. Everything to see, even if the Maestro never denied that he wanted a new “home”: «I was born in the theater», he said several times, «and I love working in a theater. I believe in daily training with the orchestra, in building together the relationship with the public ».

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