Background: Born, Italy. Studied in Turin, Milan, Venice, Paris and Freiburg. Resides in Zurich. Active internationally as a conductor and composer. As a composer he is particularly committed to innovative, multimedia-oriented music theatre and his works include: the smiling carcass (1999), on the subject of advertising; Those Who Speak in a Faint Voice (2001), about the death penalty (both with Oliviero Toscani); CREDO, on ethnic and religious conflicts (2004); WINNERS, on "winners and losers" (2006); Of Flowers And Flames (2009), for the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, in India; Three Mile Island (2012), on the nuclear accident in Pennsylvania in 1979. His work is documented on many CDs and DVDs.
OA repertoire: Of Mice and Men, Macbeth
Other Companies: Has conducted at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (including the world premiere of Bruno Maderna's Requiem), Edinburgh International Festival, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Venice Biennale's Music Festival, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Opéra National de Nancy, Queensland Music Festival and Brisbane Festival in Australia. 2001 to 2007 Artistic Director of Fabrica Musica, 2009 Artistic Director of the World Venice Forum.