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Italian born conductor Speranza Scappucci is rapidly making her mark as one of the most versatile and dynamic new conductors on the international scene.
In 2013 she conducted with great acclaim I Capuleti E Montecchi at the Yale Opera after her success the previous year with Così Fan Tutte and led a beautifully staged and choreographed version of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the prestigious Glimmerglass Opera Festival. She opened Scottish Opera´s current season in her UK debut with a new production of Don Giovanni directed by Sir Thomas Allen, which earned her praises and acclaim from public and critics.
24 Nov 2014
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 & 23...
03 Nov 2014
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...
14 Oct 2014
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)...
27 Jun 2014
Speranza Scappucci is the focus of a fascinating article in Italy’s famous L’Espresso magazine this month, entitled 'C'è speranza sul podio' (There is Hope on the Podium).
Read the article...
22 Nov 2013
Speranza Scappucci conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on the Warner Classics release Mozart Arias...
15 Oct 2013
Speranza Scappucci makes her UK debut conducting Scottish Opera’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, directed by Sir Thomas Allen. Jacques Imbrailo takes on the title role in a cast that...
www.operanews.com - Jan 2015
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times - Nov 2014
Gregor Tassie – Musical Opinion UK - Jan 2014
Peter Krause, Concerti - Dec 2013
Jordi Kooiman, Opera Magazine - Dec 2013
Manuel Brug, TonArt - Dec 2013
Simon Thompson – Sean and Heard International - Nov 2013
Operamylove - Nov 2013
Andy Beaven - Scottish Daily Mail - Oct 2013
Margaret Curran – Huffington Post - Oct 2013
Andrew Clark – Financial Times - Oct 2013
George Hall – The Guardian - Oct 2013
Opera Britannia - Oct 2013
David Kettle - The Scotsman - Oct 2013
Steve Smith, New York Times - Jul 2013
Anne Midgette, Washington Post - Aug 2013
Gale Martin, operatoonity.com - Jul 2013
Cafemomus.com by David Abrams - Jul 2013
syracuse.com - Jul 2013
tominophile.com - Jul 2013
Operawarhorses.com - Aug 2013
Italian born conductor, Speranza Scappucci is rapidly making her mark as one of the most versatile and dynamic new conductors on the international scene.
One year after her 2012 performance of Così Fan Tutte, Ms Scappucci returned to the Yale Opera to conduct I Capuleti E I Montecchi. Further successes in 2013 included leading Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at Glimmerglass Opera Festival, new productions of Don Giovanni at the Scottish Opera and Finnish National Opera, and Norma at Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon. 2013 brought Ms Scappucci more critical acclaim with her UK debut, opening the Scottish Opera’s current season with a new production of Don Giovanni, directed by Sir Thomas Allen.
Recent debuts include La Traviata at the Macerata Opera Festival (July 2014), and a Spanish debut with Rossini´s L´Equicovo Stravagante at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao. In December 2014, Ms Scappucci returned to the Juilliard School, conducting Il Turco in Italia at the Lincoln Center, New York, a performance met with critical praise, led by the New York Times.
Future operatic engagements involve La Cenerentola at the Washington Opera, and Ms Scappucci’s Santa Fe opera debut, with a new production of La Fille Du Regiment.
In February 2015, Ms Scappucci conducts Schubert, Mozart, and Rossini with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Following this, her symphonic engagements include conducting the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, Florence.
November 2013 saw the release of her first CD Album, Mozart arias with Latvian star soprano Marina Rebeka and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Released by Warner Classics, the CD was praised as ‘one of the best Mozart albums in recent years’ (Manuel Brug, Tonart Magazine).
A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, she has worked alongside Riccard Muti for eight years at the Salzburg Festival, Metropolitan Opera, and Rome Opera. Ms Scappucci has also worked as Assistant Conductor for the Metropolitan Opera for several productions, as well as with the Vienna State Opera, NYCO, Chicago Lyric Opera, Opera Santa Fe, and the Glyndebourne Festival.