Corrado Rovaris Conductor


Corrado Rovaris is the Music Director of Opera Philadelphia and Music Director of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, founded in 2011 by the Walton Arts Center. Born in Bergamo, Italy, he graduated from the Conservatory of Milan with degrees in composition, organ, and harpsichord.

From 1992 through 1996 he was the Assistant Chorus Master of the Teatro alla Scala. Soon after, he began appearing as a regular guest in many of the major Italian opera houses such as La Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Internationally, he has led productions for the Opéra de Lyon, Opera Monte Carlo, Théâtre Municipal de Lausanne, Oper Köln, Oper Frankfurt, the Garsington Opera Festival, and the Japan Opera Foundation in Tokyo, among others. In North America, Rovaris has conducted the Canadian Opera Company, Santa Fe Opera, St. Louis Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera.

In October 2008 he conducted the Tucker Gala with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York. He has a close connection with the Curtis Institute of Music and since 2009 has led several joint Curtis-Opera Philadelphia productions. A proponent of new works, he played a key part in launching Opera Philadelphia’s annual Festival O, a two-week immersion featuring world premieres and other operatic happenings across the city, as well as the Aurora Series for Chamber Opera.

During the 2023/24 season, he conducts Simon Boccanegra, Madama Butterfly, The Listeners and Don Giovanni at Philadelphia Opera, Alfredo il Grande at Festival Donizetti in Bergamo, Le nozze di Figaro at Deutsche Oper Berlin and La Traviata Santa Fe Opera.

Corrado Rovaris was awarded knighthood by the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2015, and was honored in 2016 with the Franco Abbiati Prize.

Paris Opera debut 

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 06 February to 05 March 2025

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