Francesco is 35 years old, a conductor, favourite of Donato Renzetti, Gianluigi Gelmetti and Marco Zuccarini. From a young age, he has been collaborating with the Ensemble Seicentonovecento, with which he has studied the historical performance practice and the production of first executions of today’s music.
Francesco Quattrocchi combines artistic and ideational skills as well as a tenacious passion for success that involve every phase of production of musical and operatic events. He has a deep knowledge of the operatic and symphonic traditions in the different performance practices, with a strong ability to focus on the specific quality of the performers (repertoire and roles, cadences, variations, etc.).
He has been invited as the guest conductor of prestigious institutions, including: the Teatro Verdi of Trieste, the Sofia Opera, the Dubai Opera, the Royal Opera House Muscat-Oman, the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, the Festival Scarlatti of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, the Teatro Solis-Montevideo, the Orchestra Filarmonica of Montevideo, the Festival della Valle d’Itria, the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, and many others.
Thanks to his huge symphonic and opera repertoire including: Madama Butterfly, Falstaff, Don Carlo, Mosè, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Cavalleria Rusticana and Gianni Schicchi, as well as a great number of collaborations with such great artists as: Ruggero Raimondi, Mariella Devia, Massimo Cavalletti, Vladimir Stoyanov, Dimitra Theodossiou, Pietro Spagnoli, Sara Mingardo, Piero Giuliacci, Mario Cassi, Isebelle Kabatu, Giorgio Gatti, Luciano Ganci, Bogdan Mihai, Paolo Gavanelli, and Aurio Tomicich, he has been able to gain considerable experience in a very short time, along with other assignments as Artistic Advisor.
Of particular note from the productions in which he has been involved are: Rossini’s Mosè, the first opera staged inside the Milan Cathedral in collaboration with Expo2015; the inaugural concert of the new Dubai Opera; conducting the Symphonic Gala Opera without words; and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
His audio-video recordings for MR Classics, Brilliant, Bongiovanni, C Major, as well as his live performances have been broadcast by Radio3, Rai3, Mediaset, Mezzo, Arte, Canal+, ORF, ZDF, Radio Classica Sud America and have been highly appreciated by the international critics (AllMusic Guide, American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine, etc.).
Among his most recent engagements he has been involved in conducting Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Helikon Opera Theatre in Moscow.