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Daniele Gatti is Music Director of the Mozart Orchestra, Artistic Advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He has been designated by the Dresden Staatskapelle as the next Principal Conductor with effect from 2024.

Daniele Gatti was Music Director of the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and during his prestigious career he held relevant positions in other important musical institutions. He collaborates with the major theatres, festivals and orchestras of the world both in the lyric and symphonic fields.

Graduated in composition and conducting at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Daniele Gatti he is Music Director of the Mozart Orchestra, Artistic Advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He has been designated by the Dresden Staatskapelle as the next Principal Conductor with effect from 2024.
Daniele Gatti was Music Director of the Rome Opera House and previously held prestigious roles in other important musical realities such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchester national de France, the Royal Opera House of London, the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, the Opernhaus of Zurich and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
The Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala are just some of the renowned symphonic institutions with which he collaborates.
Among the many important new productions he has conducted are Falstaff directed by Robert Carsen (in London, Milan and Amsterdam); the Parsifal directed by Stefan Herheim, with which he inaugurated the 2008 edition of the Bayreuth Festival (one of the few Italian conductors to be invited to the Wagnerian festival); the Parsifal directed by François Girard at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; four operas at the Salzburg Festival (Elektra, La bohème, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Il Trovatore).
To crown the celebrations for the Verdi year, in 2013 he inaugurated the season of the Teatro alla Scala with La traviata, where he also conducted Don Carlo for the opening of the season in 2008, and titles such as Lohengrin, Lulu, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Falstaff and Wozzeck. More recent are Pelléas et Mélisande at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tristan und Isolde at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and the inauguration of the 2016/2017 season of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with the same Wagnerian title.
In 2016, a three-year cycle of concerts entitled "RCO meets Europe" began, which involved the 28 countries of the European Union including the "Side by Side" project, thanks to which some musicians from local youth orchestras participated in the performance of the first piece on the programme, alongside the professors of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and under the direction of Gatti, thus making possible a human and musical exchange of an extraordinary nature. In 2017 he conducted the RCO in an opera production: Salome at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam.
In the 2017/2018 season he conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Mahler's Second Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Europe, South Korea, Japan and at Carnegie Hall of New York, appointments that have been added to those on the bill in Amsterdam.
Daniele Gatti has inaugurated several seasons of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma: La damnation de Faust (2017-2018), Rigoletto (2018-2019), Les vêpres siciliennes (2019-2020), Il barbiere di Siviglia (2020-2021) and the world premiere of Battistelli's Julius Caesar (2021-2022). And he has recently directed several new productions: I Capuleti ei Montecchi, Zaide, La traviata (broadcast on Rai3) and Giovanna d'Arco at the Teatro Costanzi, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore at the Circus Maximus. He also performed Verdi's Requiem at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia. With the complexes of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, we note the concerts in the Quirinale gardens live on Rai1, at the MAXXI Museum and at the Borghese Gallery.
In 2022, as part of the 84th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, he conducted: Orphée et Eurydice – the inaugural title of the Festival – and Ariadne auf Naxos.
In the 2022-2023 season he conducts The Barber of Seville, the first title of the opera season of the Teatro del Maggio, and interprets Verdi's Four Sacred Pieces at the Verdi Festival and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where he also performs Don Carlo and The Rake's Progress respectively on the occasion of Autumn Festival and the Carnival Festival.
Daniele Gatti regularly appears on the podium of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, the Orchester National de France, the Mozart Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Dresdner Festspielorchester, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orchester de la Suisse Romande.
He is also dedicated to the training of young musicians: since 2016 he has been the coordinator of the Orchestral Conducting Course at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
In the recording field, the Sony Classical recordings with the Orchester national de France dedicated to Debussy and Stravinsky and the DVD of Wagner's Parsifal staged at the Metropolitan in New York are worth mentioning. For the RCO Live label he conducted Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Mahler's First, Second and Fourth Symphonies, Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps paired with Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and La mer , the DVD of Strauss' Salome performed at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam and the CD with Bruckner's Symphony n.9 combined with the Prelude and the Karfreitagszauber (Good Friday Spell) from Wagner's Parsifal. The DVD of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, staged at the Rome Opera House, was released in November 2019 on the C Major label.
Daniele Gatti was awarded the "Franco Abbiati" prize by the Italian music critics as Best conductor for 2015 and in 2016 he received the honor of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur of the French Republic, for his activity as Music Director of the Orchester national de France.
(Daniele Gatti, top photo credit ©Marco Borggreve)

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