Nicoletta Conti

Nicoletta Conti


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2018Rossini: La CenerentolaConductor
2017Donizetti: Lucia Di LammermoorConductor
2017Offenbach: La Belle HélèneConductor
2017Bizet: CarmenConductor
2017Puccini: Gianni SchicchiConductor
2017Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroConductor
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniConductor
2017Mozart: Cosi Fan TutteConductor
2017Bellini: I PuritaniConductor
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaConductor
2016Verdi: RigolettoConductor
2014Verdi: La TraviataConductor
2010Verdi: Il TrovatoreConductor
2010Puccini: La BohèmeConductor
2009Donizetti: Il CampanelloConductor
2009Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraConductor
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflyConductor
2009Handel: The Triumph Of Time And Truth, Hwv 71Conductor
2008Verdi: Un Ballo In MascheraConductor
2008Verdi: NabuccoConductor
2007Puccini: ToscaConductor
2003Puccini: Suor AngelicaConductor
2003Puccini: Suor AngelicaConductor
1999Verdi: Il TrovatoreConductor
1999Gazzaniga: Don GiovanniConductor


Born in Bologna, Nicoletta Conti studied pianoforte, composition and conducting at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and the Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini in Bologna. Ms. Conti graduated from the University of Bologna in Musical Aesthetics at DAMS (disciplinesof art, music and drama), Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Bologna, Musicology.

Ms. Conti went on to continue her studies in conducting with Franco Ferrara (Siena), Leopold
Hager (Salzburg), Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur(Tanglewood).
Winner of numerous prizes, including, inter alia, the First Prize
Musica da Camera “Città di Stresa”, the Third Prize at Nicolai
Malko for Orchestra Conductors (Copenhagen), she began her career as a
conductor in Italy and abroad, dedicating herself both to the operatic and
symphonic repertoire.

Following the conductor’s course held by Leonard Bernstein at l’Accademia di
Santa Cecilia in Rome, she was chosen by Maestro Bernstein to be his
assistant conductor and to make her debut with the “ Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia”.

At the Capitol Ms. Conti received the prestigious Minerva Prize for the arts, the first Italian musician
to be awarded it. In 2006 she received the honour of “Cavaliere della
Repubblica Italiana” by the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio
Ciampi. She has since collaborated with important festivals and theatres,
including Covent Garden, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro Comunale in
Bologna, Rossini Opera Festival, and the Festival of the Itria Valley. 

She combines her operatic work with a concert career, and has appeared alongside Luciano
Pavarotti, Renato Bruson, Leo Nucci, and Daniela Dessì. Orchestras
she has conducted include: Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra of the Arena
di Verona, the Tanglewood Music Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Regionale
Toscana, the Kiushu Symphony Orchestra, the Hungarian Symphonic Orchestra,
Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Ferrara, Orchestra da Camera di Bologna, Orchestra
“I Filarmonici di Bologna”, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Rishon Le
Tzion Orchestra, Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano”, Stuttgarter Filarmoniker.

Most recently Ms. Conti has conducted Don Giovanni by Gazzaniga at the Teatro Regio di Torino, two
contemporary operas in their premièeres oerformances at the Festival Mozart di
Rovereto and at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Nabucco and Madama
Butterfly in the Beppe De Tomasi production at Teatro di Ascoli Piceno and
Teatro di Fano.

In August 2000 she assisted Maestro Antonio Pappano in London for the recording of
the CD and film of Tosca with the Orchestra of Covent Garden. Maestro
Conti received great acclaim when she conducted Madama Butterfly at the
International Festival at Montepulciano. In August 2001 Maestro Conti assisted
Maestro Pappano with the London Symphony Orchestra for the recording of Il
Trovatore and most recently conducted a concert in Lisbon with Angela

Ms. Conti conducted the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra in the double bill of I Pagliacci and Suor
Angelica for Opera Holland Park, and in a production of La Belle Helène for
the theatres of Pisa, Lucca and Livorno. She conducted Il Trovatore, La
Traviata and some Gala Concerts in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philarmonic. Most recently she has conducted the Orchestra of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, the Israel Symphony Orchestra of Rishon
LeZion, the Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano, the Verdi Orchestra in Milan, a
production of “La Tragédie de Carmen” with the direction of Franco Ripa di

In 2009mNicoletta Conti conducted the annual concert for the European Parliament.

Nicoletta regularly conducts in Japan and lectures
about music at the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo.

In March 2010 Nicoletta was selected as one of the three candidates for the position of
Director of Orchestral activities at Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh.

She recently conducted Lucia di Lammermoor for Opera Sai Company in Tokyo.

In July 2016 Ms. Conti organized the International Masterclass "International Masterclass for young Artists Fiorenza Cossotto", attended by 20 opera singers chosen from various
countries of the world (China, USA, Bulgaria, UK). The Masterclass was sponsored by the Municipality
of Bologna and obtained a great success with the final concert which was held
in the foyer of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Ms. Conti recently conducted a production of Rigoletto at Varna Festival; next March she will conduct some concerts in Kuala Lumpur with Kuala Lumpur City Opera and will hold a masterclass at the
Putra University; next May Nicoletta will be conducting a concert in Tokyo and
next October will be conducting the Orchestra of  Toscanini Foundation  in Parma.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: La Cenerentola Immediately State Opera Varna 2018
Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor Immediately Varna Opera Theatre 2017
Offenbach: La Belle Hélène Immediately Teatro Verdi Pisa 2017
Bizet: Carmen No 2017
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi 1 week 2017


III Prize Malko Competition
Cavaliere dlle Repubblica Italiana
Premio Minerva-Rome, Capitol