Born in Viareggio in 1980, Valerio Galli graduated in piano in 2002 with the highest honors and honorary mention and in composition in 2008 with highest honors. In 2003 he undertook studying conducting with the Maestros Piero Bellugi, Aldo Faldi, Donato Renzetti and Carlo Moreno Volpini and collaborated in 2005 as assistant to Maestro David Kram in Melbourne. His debut took place in 2004 with a replica of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Mancinelli Theater in Orvieto, in 2007 his official debut with TOSCA at the 53rd Puccini Festival. This production, published on DVD for the label Dynamic earned him the "Golden Mask" award as a young emerging conductor. After his conducting of TURANDOT at Torre del Lago, the critics wrote: "he grew up with Puccini in his blood". In 2013 he received the 42nd Puccini Prize, awarded for the first time ever for a career.

 

Among the titles directed in past seasons we find: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, IL TROVATORE, NORMA with artists such as Dimitra Theodossou, Alberto Cupido and Carlo Guelfi, RIGOLETTO at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, IL CAMPANELLO/GIANNI SCHICCHI with Rolando Panerai and Juan Pons at the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa, CARMEN and LA TRAVIATA at the Teatro Coccia in Novara, TURANDOT and LA FORZA DEL DESTINO at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, MADAMA BUTTERFLY in the theaters of Lucca, Livorno, Rovigo, Piacenza and Modena, LA TRAVIATA at the Theater Sociale of Mantua, TOSCA at the Teatro Sociale of Trento, Pisa and Rovigo, in Novara and for the opening of the Daegu International Opera Festival (Korea), LA RONDINE for the Fresno Grand Opera, MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Brescia version 1904) in Genoa, TURANDOT for the inauguration of the Huafa Theater in Zhuahi (China), ZANETTO/CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA at the Goldoni Theater in Livorno, ADRIANA LECOUVREUR in Skopje and FEDORA in Genoa (published by Dynamic) with Daniela Dessì, LE VILLI in Managua, LA BOHÈME at the 60th Festival Puccini with Daniela Dessì, Fabio Armiliato and directed by Ettore Scola (published by Raicom in 4K format). He received critical and audience acclaim in his debut at Michigan Opera Theater Detroit with TURANDOT, where he was again invited for CARMEN. He also made his San Diego Opera debut again with Puccini’s TURANDOT. He conducted the inaugural evening of 57th Santander Festival, symphonic concerts with the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, the Orchestra of Tuscany, the Pomeriggi Musicali, the San Marino Symphony Orchestra, the Symfònica De Les Illes Orchestra Balears, a Verdi recital with Daniela Dessì and the Philharmonic Orchestra "A. Toscanini" in Parma, and a symphonic concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Mascagni's RAPSODIA SATANICA.

 

Amongst most recent engagements are: LA BOHÈME at the San Carlo Theater in Naples, PAGLIACCI at the Theater Philharmonic of Verona, LA BOHÈME at the Teatro Regio di Parma; DON CARLO in Genoa, TOSCA at the Teatro Romano of Catania, TOSCA and LA RONDINE at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence, MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Opéra di Toulon, TOSCA in Bologna, TURANDOT at the San Diego Civic Theater, TOSCA at the Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit, IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE in Naples, TOSCA in the theaters of the Lombardy circuit and in Reggio Emilia, Mascagni's operetta SÌ in Livorno, the diptych UN MARI À LA PORTE/CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA in Florence (published in DVD by Dynamic), L'ELISIR D'AMORE in Toulon, TOSCA and RAPSODIA SATANICA/GIANNI SCHICCHI in Genoa, TURANDOT in Bologna, AIDA in Sanxay, IL TRITTICO and PAGLIACCI/NOI, DUE, QUATTRO by R. Panfili (new commission) in Florence (DVD Dynamic), TURANDOT in Parma, ADRIANA LECOUVREUR in Genoa, MEFISTOFELE at the Stuttgart State Opera.

 

Upcoming appointments include: LA RONDINE in Cagliari, LA BOHÈME in San Diego, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST in Brescia and the theaters of the Lombardy circuit, ROMEO ET JULIETTE in Detroit, CARMEN in Sanxay, TOSCA in Tokyo, and LA BOHÈME in Toulon.

 

VALERIO GALLI  conductor