Giacomo Sagripanti

conductor - Music Director at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

Musical Director at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, he is considered one of the most interesting conductors of his generation among the international panorama. In 2016 he won Opera Awards as best young conductor.

He began his conducting career in Italy and Germany with his debuts at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana and the Lübeck Theatre. He soon caught the attention of houses throughout Europe and has conducted Semperoper in Dresden (Cenerentola), Teatro La Fenice di Venezia (Madama Butterfly) Opernhaus in Zürich (L’Elisir d’amore), Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (Don Carlo), Opéra de Paris (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cenerentola, Capuleti e Montecchi) Teatro de La Maestranza in Sevilla (Cenerentola) Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia (Stabat Mater), and in some of the most important Festivals (Rossini Opera Festival, Arena di Verona), being successful with public and critics.

He has a constant symphonic experience, being regularly invited to symphonic seasons of many prestigious orchestras, such as ROSS in Sevilla, Filarmonica Fenice in Venice, Essener Philarmoniker, Orchestra RAI in Turin, Haydn Orchester in Trento and Bozen, etc.

In January 2016 he had an enormous success conducting Werther at Opéra Bastille in Paris, then in March he made his debut at the Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg. Most recently, Comte Ory (new production) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Seattle Oper, new production with Aalto Theater in Essen of Norma, Capuleti e Montecchi at Opera di Oviedo (new production), and his recent debut at Glyndebourne Festival (Don Pasquale) and at Bayerische Staatsoper (Cenerentola, La Favorite), a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera at Bolshoi Theatre, L’Elisir d’amore, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly at the Opéra de Paris, new production of La Traviata alla Wiener Staatsoper, where he conducted Werther, Anna Bolena and La Cenerentola too.
He recently conducted
Lucia di Lammermoor at Liceu and in Oviedo, Moise et Pharaon at Rossini Opera Festival, Verdi Requiem with the Hungarian National Philarmonic Orchestra. He had great success with Rigoletto at Operá de Paris, with Ludovic Tezier and Nadine Sierra. He recently made his house debut at at Royal Opera House with Don Pasquale and La Traviata, and his debut at Festival Chorégies d’Orange with L’Elisir d’amore, I puritani at Teatro San Carlo and at ABAO Olbe, Tosca at Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Future engagements include: his debut at Teatro Real di Madrid With Il Turco in Italia, Otello at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, concerts in Italy, Czech Republic and France, among others.