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Michele Mariotti has completed his humanistic studies and has obtained a diploma in Composition at the Rossini Conservatory in his hometown, Pesaro, where he also studied conducting. At the same time, he obtained a diploma in Conducting at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese. From 2008 to 2018, he was Principal Conductor and then Musical Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, where he has led numerous concerts and dozens of opera productions. He has also conducted the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna on tours in various Italian cities, Tokyo, Moscow, and Paris. He is the Musical Director of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma since 2022.
Awarded the 36th Abbiati Prize as Best Orchestra Conductor, Michele Mariotti is regularly invited by the main Italian and international theatres and festivals. Some of his recent engagements include his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper conducting The Barber of Seville, and the season opening of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples with Verdi’s Otello. In 2022 he also conducted Macbeth at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and made his debut with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He later went on to conduct the Gürzenich Orchester Köln at Cologne’s Philharmonie, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and the Orchestre National de France and the Munich Symphony Orchestra.
He has recently made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with a new production of Moïse et Pharaon. In the 2022-23 season, next to his engagements with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for Dialogues des carmélites, Aida, Triticée ricomposto and other symphony concerts, Mariotti is returning to La Scala, to the Wiener Staatsoper, and to the Aix-en-Provence Festiva. He is also leading an intense concert schedule in Europe and Japan.
At the Paris Opera: I Puritani, 2013 ; La Traviata, 2016, 2019 ; Les Huguenots, 2018 ; Don Pasquale, 2019 ; Aida, 2021
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