Gatti will also lead three operas a season at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
Celebrated Italian conductor Daniele Gatti has been appointed as the new music director of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma by the superintendent of Rome's opera house Carlo Fuortes.
In addition to his role as music director, Gatti will lead three operas a season under his three-year contract which expires at the end of 2021.
Gatti has already conducted several acclaimed productions for Rome's opera house: Tristan und Isolde in 2016 and La Damnation de Faust in 2017 as well as opening the current opera season with a new production of Rigoletto, running until 18 December. Gatti said he is happy to intensify his work with "a theatre that has recently distinguished itself for its high-quality work.”
Fuortes described Gatti's appointment as "completing the design of rebirth of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma for which I committed myself at the time of my appointment four years ago."
Virginia Raggi, mayor of Rome and president of the Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, described Gatti as "one of the world's greatest conductors."
Gatti was principal conductor of the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome from 1992 to 1997 before becoming the music director of the orchestra at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He has also served as principal guest conductor of the Royal Opera House in London and music director of the Orchestre National de France.