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"I spend my time telling them I want to find the right sound": Michele Spotti, obsessive lyricist

2023-11-29T15:27:22.215Z

Highlights: Michele Spotti is the music director of the Marseille Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra. He has just made his debut as a guest conductor at the Paris Opera with Turandot. "When it comes to conducting, it's all about energy," says the former Milanese violinist. Spotti was converted to opera by an opera-loving grandmother who lived a stone's throw from La Scala. "But be careful, he...This article is for subscribers only. You have 77% left to discover. Unlock all items immediately.


PORTRAIT - The young Italian conductor, music director of the Marseille Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, has just made his debut at the Paris Opera with Turandot. And will be back in the Phocaean city on December 3 for a Stravinsky, Strauss and Schubert concert.


Conducting in the pit of the Opéra Bastille? "It's the dream of a lifetime for any opera conductor," he exclaims from the back of his dressing room. At just thirty years old, Michele Spotti has just made his debut as a guest conductor at the Paris Opera, where he conducted the last five performances of Puccini's Turandot, directed by Bob Wilson, until November 29. "It's an incredible luxury," admits the young Italian with infectious enthusiasm. Driving the orchestra and the choir is like being behind the wheel of a Ferrari: if you can channel the energy, the pleasure of driving is multiplied tenfold!"

An "energy catalyst..." This is how the new music director of the Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opéra de Marseille likes to define his role. "When it comes to conducting, it's all about energy," says the former Milanese violinist, who was converted to opera by an opera-loving grandmother who lived a stone's throw from La Scala. "But be careful, he...

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