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Francesco Cilluffo
Conductor

Francesco Cilluffo’s future engagements include Tosca Tulsa Opera (US debut), Roméo et Juliette and Madama Butterfly New Israeli OperaLa Traviata Opéra Royal de WallonieA Midsummer Night’s Dream Teatro Ponchielli in CremonaReggio Emilia and OperaLombardia (ComoBresciaPavia), and the season’s opening concert for Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino with a programme by Poulenc.



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Francesco Cilluffo’s future engagements include Tosca Tulsa Opera (US debut), Roméo et Juliette and Madama Butterfly New Israeli OperaLa Traviata Opéra Royal de WallonieA Midsummer Night’s Dream Teatro Ponchielli in CremonaReggio Emilia and OperaLombardia (ComoBresciaPavia), and the season’s opening concert for Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino with a programme by Poulenc.

Recent operatic engagements includes Il barbiere di Siviglia Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa; Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Campiello  Opera di Firenze and Teatro Verdi, TriesteL’elisir d’amore Teatro Regio Parma, Teatro Comunale Modena and New Israeli Opera; Tutino’s Le braci (world premiere) Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca and Opera di Firenze; Nabucco  Theater Kiel; and Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff Wexford Festival, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Previous operatic engagements include Der König Kandaules Teatro Massimo Palermo; Il Trovatore AsLiCo (Milan and Como);  L’Arlesiana Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi (DVD and CD); Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana Teatro Nuovo in Sassari; Rossini’s Tancredi Circuito Lirico Lombardo (Pavia, Cremona, Como and Brescia), and Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio Teatro Regio in Parma and at the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia

In concert, he recently conducted Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca; Verdi Gala Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and Festival Verdi in Parma; Duruflé’s and Mozart’s Requiem and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 14 Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, and concerts with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and ORT-Orchestra della Toscana for the opening of the Incontri in terra di Siena Festival.

As a composer, premieres include his opera Il caso Mortara (New York, 2010), choral cantata Voci di tenebra azzurra (Festival della Valle d’Itria, 2011) and a song cycle The Land to Life Again (Festival Incontri in Terra di Siena and UCLA, 2012).

Francesco took part in master classes with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas (London Symphony Orchestra), Gianluigi Gelmetti (Accademia Chigiana di Siena) and Ivan Fischer (Budapest Festival Orchestra). He worked as assistant conductor to Rani Calderon (Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg and Royal Danish Opera), assisting also John Mauceri (Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra), Lothar Zagrosek (Teatro la Fenice in Venice), Asher Fisch (Teatro Massimo di Palermo) and Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Academy).

Born in Turin in 1979, he received his conducting and composition degree from the ConservatorioGiuseppe Verdi” and graduated in Musicology from Turin University. He continued studies in London, where he was awarded Master in Composition (with distinction) Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a PhD in Composition King’s College, London.



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