Francesco Di Mauro
Deputy Musical Director-Principal Conductor
Diploma winner of the National Theatre Festival Golden Mask
In 1989 he graduated from the choral-conducting department of the M. I. Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory and the same year he enrolled at the symphonic-operatic conducting department and studied under People’s Artist of the USSR professor A. M. Katz. In 2001 he finished his postgraduate conducting study at the NSC. In 1987-1990 he worked as a conductor with the Novosibirsk Music Comedy Theatre. Since 1990 he has been a conductor with the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1996-2002 he gave lessons at the M. I. Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory (conducting class, music theatre department). In 2008-2013 he had been Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw (Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa) and Principal Guest Conductor with the Lodz Opera House, Principal Guest Conductor with the Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. He cooperates with the Polish orchestra Sinfonia IUVENTUS. Since 2011 he has held the post of Guest Conductor with the Krakow Opera, since 2012 he has worked at the European Centre for Music and Art in Bialystok, Poland. Since 2013 he has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the Chelyabinsky M. Glinka Opera and Ballet Theater.
He acted as Music Director and Conductor for the following NOVAT operas: Verdi’s La Traviata (1994), Verdi’s Otello (1996), Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades (1998, 2005), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (1998), Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka (1999), Kobekin’s Young David, (co-producer, world premiere, 1998), Schnittke’s Life with an Idiot (Russian-German joint project), Borodin’s Prince Igor (2009), Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda (2009), Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (2010), Gounod’s Faust (2012), and ballets: Melikov’s A Legend of Love (1992), Scheherazade to music by Rimsky-Korsakov (2000), Who cares? to Gershwin’s music (2008), Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (2010).
His repertoire includes the following operas: Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky (revised by Lamm, orchestration by Shostakovich), Eugene Onegin, Iolanta by Tchaikovsky, Prince Igor by A. Borodin, Mozart and Salieri, Sadko, The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov, Aida, Nabucco, Rigoletto by Verdi, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly by Puccini, Rita by Donizetti, La Voix Humaine by Poulenc, Carmen by Bizet, The Barber of Seville by Rossini, The Magic Flute by Mozart, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Pas de Deux by Tchaikovsky, Terpsichore by Handel, The Moor’s Pavane by Purcell, Don Quixote by Minkus, Coppélia by Delibes, One Thousand and One Nights by Amirov, Giselle by Adam, Apollo, Petrushka by Stravinsky, Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and other.
He participated in numerous international projects, including a Russian-German production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2000), a number of projects with the Polish National Opera (Warsaw), Russian-German project aimed at staging Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (M. I. Glinka NSC and Musikhochschule Heidelberg-Mannheim joint project, premiered in Novosibirsk, 1997). He participated as a conductor in a number of Russian-Korean projects and many other as well. Over the years he cooperated with Philharmonic Societies of Tomsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo and Krasnoyarsk.
He toured with the company to Egypt, Portugal, Spain, China, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Italy, South Korea, France.
In 2014 he joined the panel of judges at the Russian National Theatre Festival-Prize Golden Mask.