Daniele Gatti (musical director) studied composition and conducting at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan. Between 2008 and 2016, he was the conductor of the Orchestre National de France, before which he was principal conductor with Opernhaus Zürich, conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the main guest conductor with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He is one of the few Italian conductors to be invited to the Bayreuther Festspiele, which he opened in 2008 with a new production of Parsifal. He has close ties with the Wiener Staatsoper and with Teatro Alla Scala, where he opened the 2013/2014 season with La traviata. He returned there in 2015 with Falstaff and in 2017 for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Since his debut in 2004, Gatti has been a regular guest with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and was appointed principal conductor with the orchestra at the start of the 2016/2017 season. During this first season, he is playing an important role in the touring project RCO meets Europe.
Photo: Marco Borggreve