Corrado Rovaris is the Music Director of Opera Philadelphia and Music Director of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, founded in 2011 by the Walton Arts Center. He also serves as Principal Conductor of the Italian chamber orchestra I Virtuosi Italiani, based in Verona. 

In the 2015-16 season, Mr. Rovaris conducts the east coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon/Gene Scheer's acclaimed opera Cold Mountain based on Charles Frazier's novel of the same name, in a new production co-commissioned by Opera Philadelphia. With the company, Mr. Rovaris will also conduct Verdi's La traviata and Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. He makes his debut with the Opéra Nationale de Lorraine à Nancy in Donizetti'sLucia di Lammermoor and returns to the Bergamo Gaetano Donizetti Music Festival with performances of Anna Bolena. In addition, he leads the Orchestra i Pomeriggi Musicale in concerts in Italy. 

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