Speranza Scappucci Musical director

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Biography

Born in Italy, Speranza Scappucci, a graduate of the Julliard School and the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, is regularly working at the greatest opera houses. 

From 2017 to 2022, she was Musical Director at the Opéra royal de Wallonie in Liège. There, she conducted Madama Butterfly, La Cenerentola, La sonnambula, Aida and I puritani. With The Barber of Seville, she made her debut at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and then returned to the Zurich Opera for La Bohème

Concerts tours brought her to Bordeaux, Liège, Budapest, Lyon and Paris. She also conducted L'Elisir d'amore, La Bohème and La Cenerentola at the Vienna Staatsoper, Maria Stuarda at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Tosca at the Washington Opera, La Bohème at the Dresden Semperoper, Così fan tutte at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and La Traviata at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. She made her debut at the New National Theatre, Tokyo with Lucia di Lammermoor, an opera which she also conducted in Zurich. 

During season 2021/22, she conducted Eugene Onegin at the Opéra royal de Wallonie and was the first Italian woman to conduct I Capuleti e i Montecchi at La Scala, Milan. She also conducted Le Villi at La Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, L'Elisir d'amore at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, Attila at the Royal Opera House, London, as well as Simon Boccanegra in Liège. 

This season will see her in her debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera with Rigoletto, and she will return at the Canadian Opera Company with Macbeth, and at the Opéra royal de Wallonie with Dialogues des carmélites. She will aslo performs in concerts at La Scala, Milan, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Geneva Chambre Orchestra and the Lyon National Orchestra. 

Her discography includes a recent recording with Hungarian bassist Ödön Rácz and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, released in 2019 on Deutsche Grammophon.

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