Speranza's 2016 - 2017 Season Announcement

With great pleasure, Speranza announces her upcoming season 2016 / 17. One of the highlights will be her debut at Vienna State Opera, as the first Italian woman to step on this prestigious podium. She will conduct La Cenerentola (Nov 16), La Traviata (Nov 16) and Don Pasquale (June 17).

She will also make her debuts at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Cosi fan tutte), Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège (Jérusalem) and Latvian State Opera Riga (Norma).

Her intense season will also include important symphonic concerts with Orchestra Arturo Toscanini Parma, Orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Orchestra Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. Speranza will also conduct Gala-Concerts at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris and Musical Theater Basel.

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Speranza Scappucci debuts at LA Opera

With Puccinis LA BOHEME Speranza Scappucci will give her debut at Los Angeles Opera. In the staging of Peter Kazaras will sing Nino Machaidze (Mimi), Mario Chang and Abdellah Lasri (Rodolfo), Janai Brugger and Amanda Woodbury (Musetta), Giorgio Caodura (Marcello), Kihun Yoori ( Schaunard) and Nicholas Brownlee (Colline).

Performances: 14 / 19 / 22 / 25and28 May, 5 June 2016

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La Republica reviews SPERANZA SCAPPUCCIS debut at TEATRO REGIO TORINO

LA REPUBBLICA – 20 Marzo 2016

Angelo Foletto

 

"Il direttore Speranza Scappucci ha determinato successo e qualitá esecutiva di questa ennesima ma non superflua Cenerentola di Rossini. Da tempo l´orchestra del Regio non suonava così concentrata e pungente, compatta e spiritosa. La scrittura strumentale rossiniana spiccava in perfetta concordanza con lo spirito belcantistico e umoristico della corrispondente linea vocale. Curata nel dettaglio, mordente e aggiornata ma senza esagerazioni nel gioco virtuosistico. Bacchetta pronta, incalzante anche nell´accompagnamento dei recitativi ma giustamente "patetica" nel sottolineare il retrogusto sentimentale e amarognolo della più ambiziosa partitura comica rossiniana, la Scappucci ha sfruttato al meglio l´esperienza e la proprietà della compagnia di canto”.

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Speranza Scappucci debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

ICA looks forward to welcoming Speranza Scappucci back to the UK on 7th February, 2015 for her debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms Scappucci will conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in a widely anticipated performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater. The Italian conductor will be joined by star soloists from the ICA /Prima Fila roster Marina Rebeka and Lawrence Brownlee.

Speranza Scappucci praised for New York debut

Speranza Scappucci completed her New York debut, giving performances that were met with critical acclaim. Conducting Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” on 19th, 21st & 23rd November at The Juilliard School, Scappucci received high praise from Anthony Tommasini in the The New York Times:

‘Ms. Scappucci, the Italian conductor, whose education includes some years at Juilliard, drew energetic, stylish playing from the Juilliard Orchestra and excelled at performing on the harpsichord during the recitatives. Her accompaniments were a delightful mix of brusque chords and sly arpeggios. At 41, she seems on the cusp of a big international career’.

Full article from The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/arts/music/il-turco-in-italia-a-rossini-romp-by-juilliard.html?_r=0

Speranza Scappucci returns to Juilliard for her New York debut

On November 19th 2014 Speranza Scappucci returns to Juilliard, where she previously studied piano, to conduct the Juilliard singers and orchestra in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia. Voted as Musical America's New Artist of the Month, Speranza makes her New York debut performing Rossini’s opera as part of the Juilliard Opera season. Since leaving Juilliard, Speranza worked with Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival, Metropolitan Opera, and Rome Opera. She has also worked with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Speranza Scappucci’s nomination as Musical America's New Artist of the Month:

http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyid=32742&categoryid=2   

Her conducting debut at Juilliard was also featured in this month’s The Juilliard Journalhttp://www.juilliard.edu/journal/1411/speranza-scappucci-il-turco-italia

Speranza Scappucci makes Spanish debut

From 15th to 19th October 2014 Speranza Scappucci makes her Spanish debut in the pit of the Teatro Arriaga Antzokia, Bilbao, conducting the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS) in Rossini’s L'Equivoco Stravagante. The performance is directed by Emilio Sagi, using the Arriaga Theatre production, originally from the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro.  
For more information visit the Teatro Arriaga Antzokia website: http://www.teatroarriaga.com/obra.php?

© Speranza Scappucci 2015  |  Photos © silvialelli