LUCIANO ACOCELLA

After studying at the Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” and at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, he studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and at the Kondrashin Masterclass in Hilversum.
In 1996, he won awards at the “Prokofiev” and “Mitropoulos” competitions and started collaborating with Daniele Gatti, launching an intense career with conducting engagements in Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, United States, Japan, China , Korea and Russia.
In 2000, he made his operatic debut in Copenhagen with Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. Since then, in addition to Madame Butterfly and Adriana Lecouvreur in the Circuito Lirico Lombardo, we also note Rigoletto in Seoul and Tosca in the historic production at the Opera di Roma; Il barbiere di Siviglia in Tokyo, Manon Lescaut in Bologna, and his debut at the Opera of Avignon in 2006 with Bohème. Since then he has been a regular guest in France and Belgium in various theaters, including Marseille, Toulouse, Nancy, Bordeaux, Tour, Rouen, and Liege – making his way to Paris where he arrived at the Théatre de Champs Élysée in 2014. During this time, beyond operas like Bohème, Carmen, il Viaggio a Reims, Traviata, Maria Stuarda, Don Pasquale, and La Donna del Lago, he was able to explore a symphonic repertoire with projects dedicated to Brahms, Beethoven, Mahler, Nielsen, and Stravinsky. He also dedicated a good part of his programming to contemporary and twentieth century music, including Xenakis, Fedele, Lindberg, Adams, Tabachnik, Magnussen, Sciarrino, Rota, and others, while directing prestigious companies, among which included the Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Mosca, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonie de Bretagne, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia, and the Orchestre National d’lle de France. His work in Russia has been particularly intense, in Moscow and St. Petersburg; and also in Italy, where he has been on the bill at La Fenice in Venice, the Philharmonic of Verona, and the Comunale of Bologna.
In 2011, he was nominated to be the Musical Director of the Opera of Rouen-Haute Normandie, a post he held for four years. He was a guest at the Festival of the Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, at the Festival of Radio France de Montpellier, at the Choregies d’Orange, at the Murten Festival, at the Amiata Piano Festival, at the Flaneries Musical de Reims, at the Festival de Musique Sacre de Marseille, at the Normandie lmpressionniste, and at the Festival of the Opera di La Coruna. For the fourth consecutive year, he has directed the Musique et fete, from the Théatre Antique di Orange broadcast live on France 3 Television with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montecarlo. In July 2014, he made his debut in Germany conducting Adelaide di Borgogna by Rossini at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad where he returned again in 2016 to conduct Demetrio e Polibio and Le Comte Ory. In recent years, he has been present with Tosca in Lebanon, with Othello by Verdi in Massy, and he has made two turns in Normandy conducting among others the German Requiem by Brahms, and in Moscow with the Werther by Massenet.
In Italy, notable concerts include those with the Symphonic Orchestra of Padova and of Veneto, the Abruzzese Symphonic, and the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany. In 2016, he conducted Mozart’s Requiem in Moscow, Carmina Burana and the Werther by Massenet and he made his debut at the Opera of Dusseldorf with the Elixir of Love. Recently he has been in Avignon, Taranto, and Madrid with various symphonic concerts.
He continues to collaborate with France 3, who keep him on the bill for the eighth year in a row at the Teatro Antico di Orange during Musiques en Fete, with the Orchestre Philharmonie de Montecarlo.
In November 2017, he was the guest of the Opera of Wallonie, Liege, with La Favorite by Donizetti and in December in Moscow he conducted Mozart’s Requiem.
His notable recordings include a DVD/CD of I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini, a Puccini album with Melanie Diener, a CD of Adelaide di Borgogna and Demetrio e Polibio by Rossini.
In Siena, in the Summer Concert series at the Chigiana, he has conducted a concert by the ORT with music by Sciarrino, Bruch, and Beethoven with the soloist Boris Belkin.

Orchestral Conducting