"From the first bars of the prelude it became evident that the favourable reviews weren’t exaggerated. When listening to Marciano, one felt in direct contact with the music and touched by its immediacy."
"Gianluca Marcianò conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra with a bright, clear, highly-energized zest that was Italian to the core."
"The show’s other main joy is Gianluca Marcianò’s unfailingly theatrical and idiomatic conducting."
Italian conductor Gianluca Marcianò 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”, Marcianò has strong ties with the opera houses in Zagreb, Minsk, Sassari and Prague, and within the UK, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Longborough Opera and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Marcianò is currently Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, where this season he conducts works including Cherubini’s Médée, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Berlioz’ La Mort de Cléopâtre. Engagements elsewhere in the current season include La traviata, Madama Butterfly and La Bohème for the Lithuanian National Opera, Tosca for Grange Park Opera, Nabucco for the Chelsea Opera Group, Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 in Tokyo, and a series of gala concerts with soloists including Angela Gheorghiu at Dubai’s ‘White Nights’ festival.
Opera engagements in recent seasons include major new productions of both Turandot and Nabucco at the Ópera de Oviedo, Pagliacci in Moscow, Ernani and La traviata for Lithuanian National Opera, and Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera.
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