Sebastiano Rolli

He began his involvement in music at a very young age with his father, a choir director. After studying Chamber Music and Composition at the Conservatories of Parma and Milan, he devoted himself to the in-depth study of Musical Dramaturgy in its stylistic aspects concerning performance practice under the guidance of scholars of the caliber of Marcello Conati and Pierluigi Petrobelli.

It is his in-depth study of Classical and Romantic language that prompts him to embark on a conducting career that leads him to conduct important Italian and international orchestras in both the operatic and symphonic repertoire. He collaborates with: Orchestra del Maggio musicale fiorentino, Orchestra del Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra della Fenice di Venezia, Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro Bellini di Catania, Orchestra del Teatro lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra della Fondazione “Arturo Toscanini,” Orchestra Filarmonica italiana, Orchestra sinfonica “Bruno Bartoletti,” Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra “J. Haydn” of Bolzano, Orchestra dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, Orchestra ‘G. Rossini’ of Pesaro, Orchestra Regionale Marchigiana, Orchestra Nazionale Morava, Orchestra of the National Radio of Bratislava, National Orchestra of Peru, Orchestra of the National Radio of Dublin, Orchestra of the Slovak National Theater, National Orchestra of Tenerife, National Orchestra of Albania, Orchestra of the National Theater of Athens, Alhambra Festival Orchestra, Mexico National Orchestra, Lorraine Orchestra, Tel Aviv Theater Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Fribourg, Magdeburg Theater Orchestra.

He has recorded for Dynamic and Bongiovanni first modern performance titles by Donizetti and Bellini. He has supervised the first performance of Verdi, Donizetti and Bellini scores in critical editions, collaborating regularly with the Verdi Festival in Parma, Donizetti Festival in Bergamo and Bellini Festival in Catania. He has conducted opera and symphonic productions in some of the most important international theaters.

He combines interpretative activity with musicological research applied to performance practice. He collaborates with the culture page of important newspapers; he carries out an intense activity as a lecturer and popularizer.

Among his publications are critical studies on: “Giuseppe Verdi. The masters of melodrama”, “Giuseppe Di Stefano. His characters”, “Cleofonte Campanini, Liebeslied”.