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In 2022 Speranza Scappucci made her debut in five of the most important theaters in the world, always as Italian premiere on the podium: Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Staatsoper in Berlin, Covent Garden in London, Opéra National de Paris, Metropolitan in New York, adding further pieces of his successful career.

Speranza Scappucci, recognized as one of the most interesting batons of her generation, is a regular guest in prestigious international theaters and halls. From 2017 to 2022 she was Music Director at the Opera Royale de Wallonie in Liège.

Recognized by the Italian and international press as one of the most interesting directors of her generation, Hope Scappucci, Roman and graduated from the Julliard School in New York and the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome, is a regular guest in prestigious international theaters and halls. From 2017 to 2022 she was Music Director at the Opera Royale de Wallonie in Liège.

Speranza Scappucci opens the 2022/23 season with two important debuts, in September at the Opéra national de Paris with I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and in November at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York with Rigoletto. In the spring he will conduct Macbeth in Toronto with the Canadian Opera Company, returning in June to the Opéra Royal de Wallonie where he will conduct the new production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. The agenda of symphony concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchester de Chambre de Genève and the Orchester National de Lyon is also busy.

In the 2021/22 season, after conducting a new production of Eugen Onegin at the Opéra Royale de Wallonie in Liège, Speranza Scappucci was the first Italian to be on the podium at La Scala in Milan, the first conductor ever to lead a title of the great repertoire (I Capuleti ei Montecchi); always at La Scala, he then made his debut in the Symphony Season at the helm of the Philharmonic. He also conducted Le Villi at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, L'elisir d'amore for his debut at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Attila for his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and Simon Boccanegra in Liège.

In 2020/21 he conducted Cosi fan tutte at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, then returning to the Liceu in Barcelona with Traviata. She made her debut at the New National Theater in Tokyo conducting Lucia di Lammermoor, with which she returned to the Zurich Opera, and closed the season with Verdi's Requiem at the Verona Arena.

At the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, where he held the position of Music Director from 2017 to 2022, in the most recent seasons he has conducted Madama Butterly, La Cenerentola, La Sonnambula, Aida, I puritani and Verdi's Requiem.

She made her debut at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto with The Barber of Seville, returned to the Zurich Opera with La bohème, with which she then made her debut at the Semperoper in Dresden. He has conducted L'elisir d'amore, La bohème and La Cenerentola at the Vienna Opera, Maria Stuarda at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Tosca at the Washington Opera, as well as concerts in Bordeaux, Liège, Budapest, Lyon and Paris. In the past seasons he has directed La sonnambula in Rome, Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Attila at the Liceu in Barcelona. Jerusalem, Manon Lescaut and Carmen at the Opera Royale of Wallonie and La fille du régiment in Zurich. Furthermore, he made his debut with Il Turco in Italia at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, La bohème at the Los Angeles Opera, La Cenerentola at the Washington Opera and at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Attila at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, as well as a new production of La fille du régiment at the Santa Fé Opera.

Alongside her operatic engagements, Speranza Scappucci is very active in the symphony. The many prestigious orchestras he has conducted include, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonics at the Hollywood Bowl, The Julliard Orchestra in New York, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Prag Philharmonia , Wiener Symphoniker, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Orchester National de Lyon, Orchester National du Capitole Toulouse, Orchester National d'Ile de France.

His discography includes the CD Mozart Arias with soprano Marina Rebeka and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Warner Classic) and Il mio canto with tenor Saimir Pirgu and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra (Opus Arte). In 2019 his latest CD was released for Deutsche Grammophon with Hungarian double bass player Ödön Rácz and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

Speranza Scappucci is 'Chevalier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres' of the French Republic, and in Italy she has received the Porto Venere Donna Award, the Margherita Hack Award, the Vittorio De Sica Award and the De Sanctis Europe Price.


(Speranza Scappucci, photocredit, above Ian Ehm, below Dario Acosta)
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