Nicola Luisotti

Nicola Luisotti

Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti continues a string of debuts in the world's major opera houses. His 2003 North American debut in Toronto (Un ballo in maschera) led to multiple invitations from the San Francisco Opera (La forza del destino) , the Houston Grand Opera (Aida), the Seattle Opera (Macbeth) and the Los Angeles Opera (Carmen and later Pagliacci). His European career is moving just as quickly, with a spectacular debut in Stuttgart(Il trovatore) followed by the Paris Opera (La traviata and later Otello), the Bavarian State Opera (Tosca) and La Scala (Verdi's Oberto, recorded for DVD on Dynamic Records); upcoming are his Covent Garden debut with Il trovatore and his first Don Carlo for his debut in Geneva, as well as debuts at other northern European theaters in a variety of repertoire. He has conducted in most of the major Italian theaters such as Trieste, Parma, Genoa and the Arena di Verona.

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Performances with the RNO

April 2011

On Tour

04 Mon

The Emirates Palace Auditorium

Abu Dhabi

Program

Opera Gala
Featuring works by Rossini, Mozart and Verdi
Conductor:

Nicola Luisotti

Guest Artists:

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone

Ekaterina Siurina, Soprano

2011 Abu Dhabi Festival

On Tour

02 Sat

The Emirates Palace Auditorium

Abu Dhabi

Program

Verdi
Overture to ‘La Forza del Destino’
Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductor:

Nicola Luisotti

Guest Artist:

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

2011 Abu Dhabi Festival

July 2007

On Tour

18 Wed

Lincoln Theater

Yountville

CA

Program

Tutino
Riccardo III - scena terza
Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns
Cello Concerto in A minor
Prokofiev
Symphony No. 5
Conductor:

Nicola Luisotti

Guest Artists:

Joshua Bell, Violin

Nina Kotova, Cello

Festival del Sole 2007

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

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