Corrado Rovaris, Music Director
Artosphere Festival Orchestra Music Director Corrado Rovaris serves as Music Director of Opera Philadelphia, and concurrently as the Principal Conductor of I Virtuosi Italiani, based in Verona Italy.
Mr. Rovaris leads three productions in Opera Philadelphia’s 2012-2013 season: Pucicini’s La Boheme, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and a company premier and new production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face. In the 2011-12 season, in addition to his Philadelphia season, Mr. Rovaris conducted the Spanish premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar at the Oviedo Opera. While in Europe, he also conducted Britten’s Peter Grimes and led Verdi’s Rigoletto in Trieste, and conducted concerts in Milan and Siena. Last summer, in addition to Artosphere, he conducted Hasse’s Artaserse in Martina Franca, Italy; and a revival of Spontini’s “lost” opera La Fuga in maschera at the Festival Spontini Pergolesi.
A regular guest in Italy’s historic opera houses, Mr. Rovaris’ has led multiple productions at La Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro). Elsewhere in Europe he has led productions for the Opéra de Lausanne, Opéra de Lyon, Oper Köln and Oper Frankfurt, to name a few places.
In the US, he has worked with the Santa Fe Opera, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Glimmerglass Opera. He has established a close connection with the Curtis Institute of Music, leading a joint Curtis/Opera Company of Philadelphia production of Berg’s Wozzeck in 2009, with plans for joint productions in future seasons.
Symphonically, Mr. Rovaris has led ensembles such as La Scala Filarmonica, Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and the Orchestra du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), among others.