9-17 July 2018

Gianluca Marciano

Gianluca Marciano —

Italian conductor Gianluca Marciano has been increasingly in demand since his operatic debut with Croatian National Opera in 2007. Praised in the Sunday Times for his "unfailingly theatrical and idiomatic conducting", Marciano has strong ties with the opera houses in Oviedo, Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan, and within the UK, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Longborough Opera and the English Chamber Orchestra. Engagements in the 2017-18 season include Andrea Chenier (Opera de Oviedo); Un ballo in Maschera (Grange Park Opera); Tosca (Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago) and Olimpiade (Teatro di San Carlo).

Marciano is currently Principal Conductor of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, Serbia. He is also Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, where he has conducted works including Cherubini's Medee, Rossini's Stabat Mater and Berlioz' La Mort de Cleopatre. He is also founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici and Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. Other recent engagements include Turandot and Nabucco for Opera de Oviedo; La traviata, Madama Butterfly and La Boheme for the Lithuanian National Opera; Tosca for Grange Park Opera; Nabucco for the Chelsea Opera Group; Elgar's Symphony No. 1 in Tokyo; Pagliacci in Moscow, Ernani and La traviata for Lithuanian National Opera.

Marciano has worked widely in the UK, including at English National Opera (conducting Jonathan Miller's production of La Boheme and Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly); Grange Park Opera ( Don Carlo, Eugene Onegin, Samson et Dalila, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, I Puritani, The Queen of Spades and La traviata) ; the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (gala concert with Simon Keenlyside); Longborough Festival Opera (Die Zauberflote, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte and La traviata); and the Chelsea Opera Group (Manon Lescaut, La traviata, La Favorite and Alzira).

From 2011-14 Marciano held the position of Musical Director/Principal Conductor of the Tbilisi State Opera, where his operatic performances included La Forza del Destino, Cavalleria Rusticana, Nabucco, Attila, il Trovatore, Mitridate, Re di Ponto, and Aida. He also has strong links with the opera houses in Oviedo, Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan. During his time in Zagreb as the main conductor, he conducted Nabucco, la traviata, Turandot, Carmen, la Cenerentola and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In Minsk, he has performed Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La traviata, and at the Teatro Verdi in Sassari, La Pietra del Paragone, Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tiresias and the Italian premiere of Debussy's La Damoiselle Elue. In 2011 he conducted La traviata at the Prague State Opera.

On the concert platform, Marciano has worked with instrumentalists such as Gautier Capuçon, Arabella Steinbacher, Anna Tifu, Alexandra Soumm, Steven Isserlis, Boris Andrianov, Maria Joao Pires, David Geringas, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sergei Krylov, Nina Kotova, Giovanni Sollima, Sergei Nakariakov and Denis Kozhukin. His recent work includes concerts with the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he performed Mahler's Symphony No.1 in 2011. He has a close relationship with the English Chamber Orchestra, opening their 2011/12 London season in a programme including Mozart's Symphony No.39 and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 at the Cadogan Hall. Other notable orchestras which Marciano has conducted include the Moscow City Russian Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Oviedo Filarmonia, the Sarajevo Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, The World Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

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