Corrado Rovaris is the Music Director of the 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. Celebrated for his vibrant and expressive performances, especially in the bel canto and verismo repertoire, as well as his artistry in bringing new and contemporary works to life, Rovaris engages with his warm presence on the podium.

Maestro Rovaris opens Opera Philadelphia's 2018/19 season with a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Laurent Pellyfollowed by A Midsummer Night's Dream and La bohème. He also conducts the world premiere of Glass Handel, an operatic art installation featuring the music of George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass co-produced by Opera Philadelphia and National Sawdust. An active proponent of new works, Rovaris recently led Opera Philadelphia in the world premiere of Elizabeth Cree, a chamber opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts based on Peter Ackroyd's novel, and the acclaimed Written on Skin by George Benjamin. This season in Europe, he returns to Oviedo Opera to conduct La Clemenza Di Tito and leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert in Munich to celebrate the release of "En Travesti," recorded with mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus ... read full bio