Born in Verona in 1987, Andrea Battistoni is a rising star conductor with an international reputation as one of the most important of his generation. In 2013 he was appointed First Guest Conductor at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova with a three-year engagement for two operas and two symphonic productions a year. In 2015 he was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic, and he became Chief Conductor in October 2016.
He has been causing a sensation in Tokyo with his charisma and sensitive musicality, conducting operas and symphonic repertoire, such as Nabucco (Nikikai) and the Roman Trilogy with Tokyo Phil. His subsequent concert-style Turandot with the Tokyo Phil in May 2015 secured his reputation as a leading light to critics and audiences alike in the music world.
Other noteworthy engagements of his career include: Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Carlo Felice, La Fenice in Venice, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stockholm Opera House, Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munchen and world renowned orchestras such as the Tokyo Phil, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Israel Phil and many others. His future plans include Deutsche Oper Berlin, Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munchen, Teatro Regio in Turin, Nederlandse Oper in Amsterdam, Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile and Australia Opera in Sydney.
(Curriculum Vitae as of March 2017)