Italian born conductor Speranza Scappucci, a graduate of the Julliard School and the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, recently made a successful Vienna debut acclaimed by public and critics with La Traviata and La Cenerentola at the VIENNA STATE OPERA. Furthermore, she conducted the opening of the Wiener Opernball 2017 with the Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra. She is considered one of the most interesting conductors of her generation on the international scene.
Upcoming engagements include La Fille du regiment and La Boheme at OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH, L´Elisir d´amore, La Cenerentola and La Boheme at the VIENNA STATE OPERA, Attila at the TEATRO LICEU Barcelona, Manon Lescaut and Carmen at the OPERA ROYALE DE WALLONIE in Liège, La Sonnambula at the OPERA DI ROMA, Le nozze di Figaro at TEATRO REGIO TORINO and the debut with Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the CANADIAN OPERA in Toronto. In addition, she will conduct concerts in Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Bratislava and Moscow as well as symphonic programs with The St. Luke Orchestra and The Julliard Orchestra in New York, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Nancy as well as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Recently she conducted a new production of Verdi´s Jerusalem at the OPERA ROYALE DE WALLONIE, Cosí fan tutte at the OPERA DI ROMA, Il turco in Italia at the ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL in Pesaro, concert performances of La Sonnambula at Lincoln Center in a MET Lindemann/Juilliard School production, La Boheme at the LOS ANGELES OPERA, La Cenerentola at the WASHINGTON OPERA and TEATRO REGIO TORINO, a new production ofLa Fille du regiment at SANTA FE OPERA, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestra Regionale della Toscana in Florence and a concert with the South Denmark Philharmonic. She conducted Don Giovanni at the FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA, Norma at TEATRO SAO CARLOS Lisbon, La Traviata at the MACERATA OPERA FESTIVAL and symphonic concerts with the Holland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, a Gala Concert at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and symphonic programs with the Orchestra Toscanini in Parma and Orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
In November 2013, her first CD album was released on Warner Classics, Mozart arias with Latvian star soprano Marina Rebeka and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and 2016 the CD album of the albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu for Opus Arte with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
From the upcoming season 2017/2018 she also will hold the position of the Principal Guest Conductor at the Opera Royale de Wallonie in Liège.