Conducting Le nozze di Figaro in 2012, the Italian conductor Andrea Battistoni was the youngest conductor ever in the history of Teatro alla Scala Milan. Since then, various engagements as a guest conductor have taken him to opera houses and festivals like Deutsche Oper Berlin (Nabucco, La bohème, Rigoletto and Aida), Arena di Verona (La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Aida and Turandot), Opera Australia (Tosca), Bayerische Staatsoper (La traviata) and the Mariinsky Theatre (Tosca). He was also principal guest conductor with Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, and in 2016 he was appointed principal conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the 2020/2021 season, he made his DNO debut when he conducted the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chorus of Dutch National Opera and four soloists during Rossini's Petite messe solennelle. December 2021 he returned to Dutch National Opera as the conductor of Verdi's La traviata.