Daniele Rustioni is currently the principal conductor of the Tuscany Orchestra and was recently appointed chief conductor of the Lyon Opera, where he conducted Simon Boccanegra in 2014 and La Juive in 2016. He will assume his duties there at the start of the 2017 / 2018 season. He has also been a guest principal conductor at Saint Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre (2008 / 2009) and Musical Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari (2012-2014). After graduating from the Milan Conservatory (for organ, composition, and piano), he studied conducting, first with Gilberto Serembe, then with Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna and finally at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2007, Gianandrea Noseda enabled him to make his professional debut conducting the Orchestra of Turin’s Teatro Regio. In 2008 / 2009, he was associate conductor at London’s Covent Garden where he worked closely with Antonio Pappano. He has conducted numerous operas, including Aida (2011), L’Elisir d’Amore (2014), and La Traviata (2017). In 2010, he made his debut appearance at Milan’s La Scala (with Franco Zeffirelli's production of La Bohème), returning there for Un Ballo in Maschera (2013) and Il Trovatore (2014). In 2015, he made his debut appearance at the Paris Opera with Madama Butterfly.
He currently conducts at some of the world’s most illustrious opera venues (the Teatro Regio in Turin, La Fenice in Venice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Rome Opera, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Opera North, the Welsh National Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Stadttheater in Stuttgart, the Glimmerglass Festival, the Washington Opera, and the Nikkikai Opera).
During the 2016 / 2017 season, he made his debut appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with Aida then conducted Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Zurich Opera and Eine Nacht in Venedig at the Lyon Opera. He has directed several symphonic ensembles, including the orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Symphony Orchestra, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
La Pietra del Paragone and Stabat Mater at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, and Attila at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.