Corrado Rovaris holds the post of Music Director at both Opera Philadelphia and at the Artosphere Festival, 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 2013-14 season, Mr. Rovaris made his debut with the Canadian Opera Company in Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and returns to Santa Fe Opera to conduct Donizetti's Don Pasquale in a new production by Laurent Pelly. In Philadelphia, he leads company premieres of Verdi's Nabucco (new co-production with Washington National Opera and Minnesota Opera) and Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, presented in conjunction with the Curtis Opera Theatre, as well as Osvaldo Golijov's acclaimed one-act opera Ainadamar, which he also brings to Opera Oviedo in Spain in the same season. In addition to the programs he will conduct with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Mr. Rovaris rounds out his season with concerts in Warsaw and Bari, and will make his third recording for Sony Classical with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI ... read full bio