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Michele Spotti has been appointed music director of the Opéra de Marseille
The young Milanese conductor will assume the position starting from the 2023-24 season
The conductor Michele Spotti at just 29 he was nominated Musical Director of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of Marseille. He will take office next season, 2023-24, succeeding current Music Director Lawrence Foster. The announcement was made by the Mayor of the French city, Benoît Payan and by the Director General of the Opéra de Marseille Maurice Xiberras.

The young master made his debut on the podium at the age of twenty with The Marriage of Figaro at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, since then he has directed in theaters and festivals all over the world. Spotti receives the new assignment after the successes at the direction of Guillaume Tell by Rossini which inaugurated the past season of the Marseille theater, and the symphonic concert dedicated to Bruckner and Beethoven last December.

«It is a great honor to welcome this appointment: it was easy to fall in love with the Marseille Opéra, its orchestra, its choir and all the workers. The light of Marseille is reflected in the sounds of the orchestra, also thanks to the excellent conductors who preceded me. The mutual growth path will see us face heterogeneous repertoires, both in the operatic and symphonic fields. My goal will be to create an even stronger sound identity, enhancing the enormous potential of an already excellent team.

In order for the Theater to be open to all, I will also commit myself to a widespread dissemination of programming throughout the territory, also with the intention of bringing audiences of all age groups closer together.

Furthermore, I will not fail to bring a deep and humble dedication to study with me to Marseilles, the real spark to spark curiosity and the joy of playing. I thank Mayor Benoît Payan, the City of Marseille, the Director General of the Marseille Opéra Maurice Xiberras, and the whole Theater," he said. Michele Spotti.

(Michele Spotti, photocredit Marco Borrelli)

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