"Sesto Quatrini, whose lightness of touch, wit and precision recalls the helcyon days of the great Vittorio Gui"

The Times

"Sul podio, Sesto Quatrini, valzer di braccio destro sorprende nel suono morbido, quando depone la bacchetta, comunque sempre ottenendo bella corposità sinfonica, quella che dalle nostre parti latita"

Il sole 24 ore

 

"The true successor of the great Italians (Toscanini, Serafin, Abbado, Sinopoli) was at work here"

Operamagazine

Sesto Quatrini, born 1984 in Rome, graduated after studying conducting, composition and trumpet at the “A. Casella” Conservatory in L’Aquila and the Civica Scuola di Musica “Claudio Abbado” in Milan.

He is currently Artistic Director at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNOBT).
From 2015 to 2016 he was assistant conductor to Fabio Luisi at the New York Metropolitan Opera and at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, where in 2017 he made his Italian opera debut with Verdi’s Un giorno di regno.

He has established two opera companies, Les Voix Concertantes in Paris and Bare Opera in New York, and with them has debuted La traviata, Rigoletto, L’elisir d’amore, L’enfant et les sortilèges, L’enfant prodigue, Goyescas, La cambiale di matrimonio and Figaro&Figaro, a dramaturgical fusion of Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

He has conducted, amongst others, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia at the Bolshoi Theatre, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Orchestre Symphonique Saint-Étienne Loire, Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Parma’s Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini; the orchestras of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, Arena di Verona, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, La Fenice in Venice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

Recent engagements include I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the LNOBT, Le nozze di Figaro at the Filarmonico di Verona, Giulietta e Romeo by Vaccaj at the Festival della Valle d'Itria, L'elisir d'amore, La traviata and Il barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro La Fenice in Venice; concerts at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, in Puerto Rico, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Riga Opera House, La Fenice, the Filarmonico di Verona, the Baltic Musical Seasons, at the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Opéra de Saint-Étienne, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; La traviata at La Fenice, La bohème, Il barbiere di Siviglia and I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the LNOBT, the New Year Concert in Riga with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra,  Don Carlo at the Ópera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tosca at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, Francesca da Rimini by Mercadante in Tokyo with the Japan Opera Foundation, concerts in Budapest with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; La gazza ladra at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, a debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Coscoletto by Offenbach and Ecuba by Manfroce at the Festival della Valle d'Itria, Carmen at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Otello by Rossini at the Oper Frankfurt, L’elisir d’amore at the Tiroler Festspiele and the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse; Candide, La bohème and Madama Butterfly at the LNOBT; last season: Anna Bolena at the LNOBT, Manon Lescaut at the Oper Frankfurt, Il Turco in Italia at Glyndebourne, concerts at MITO SettembreMusica, at the Ópera de Tenerife and with the Toscanini Orchestra in Parma.
 

Upcoming engagements this season include Der Rosenkavalier, La Juive, Don Carlo, the Verdi Requiem, a Gala concert with Olga Peretyatko and a symphony orchestra concert at the LNOBT, the season inauguration at the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, a Gala concert in Mantua with Eleonora Buratto and the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Norma in Piacenza, Parma and Modena, and also at La Monnaie, Anna Bolena at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Madama Butterfly in Venice at Teatro La Fenice.

In the coming seasons he will debut at the Royal Opera House in London, the Royal Danish Opera, the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Donizetti Opera, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Opernhaus Zürich and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.