The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 2016/2017 season will open with Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Pierre Audi. This will be a co-production between the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam and the Municipal Theater in Sao Paulo.
“I am overjoyed that Maestro Gatti – one of the most popular and acclaimed conductors in major theatres around the world – has agreed to mount the podium at the Costanzi, his very first time in Rome,” says Superintendent Charles Fuortes. “Daniele Gatti is one of the few directors who can truly claim to follow in the great Italian tradition of Toscanini. I’m also pleased that his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome will be with Wagner’s Tristan. I have no doubt that it will be an unforgettable encounter.”
Daniele Gatti has conducted in all the world’s most important theatres. His 2013 production of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera in New York was an outstanding success, the title role played by Jonas Kaufmann; this was followed by his recent triumph at Milan’s La Scala with Verdi’s Falstaff. In 2014 Maestro Gatti was appointed Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, a role he assumes this year.