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31 December 2017 - Concerto di Capodanno
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- Mascagni's ouverture of "L'amico Fritz"
- C. Saint-Saëns' "Bacchanale" from "Samson & Delilah"
- Puccini's Intermezzo from "Manon Lescaut"
- "La forza del destino" Ouverture (Giuseppe Verdi)
- "Luisa Miller" Ouverture (Giuseppe Verdi)
- Backstage and rehearsals of the Kristine Opolais Baltic tour
- Beethoven Violin Concerto - Cyprus Symphony Orchestra - Soloist: Alexander Horlea
- The Firebird suite (1919) - Orchestra Verdi of Milan
- Beethoven 7th symphony, IV mov. Orchestra Artem
Mr. Quatrini is a talented and proficient conductor who has the skills and experience lead an orchestra to an extraordinary performance. He is not only extremely knowledgeable in symphonic repertoire, but has expanded his knowledge and understanding of lyric opera (…). Mr. Quatrini displays a high level of musical intelligence and judgment, and is able to clearly communicate these ideas while working with the orchestra. He has an ability to build a connection with the instrumentalists, singers, and stage directors that result in an outstanding quality of music expression…”Fabio Luisi (Conductor)
“Sesto Quatrini is one of the most talented conductors of his generation(…) He has a brilliant career ahead of him.” Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
"…Maestro Quatrini has a clear and helpful gesture, and while on the podium he shows passion, love for opera and particularly for singers…”Kristīne Opolais (Soprano)
“…He showed thrilling musical attitudes, a solid tecnique and a rich, passionated and mature personality. His seriousness, competence and passion in work are only few of his uncommon skills. In addition, Mr Quatrini always showed an evident capability in building and developping human relationships, brightly and with rare sensitivity. I consider Mr Sesto Quatrini one of the most amazing arising young italian conductor of our time.” Alberto Triola (Artistic director of Festival della Valle d'Itria at Martina Franca)
"Sesto Quatrini, a brilliant young conductor we will be sure to hear again of him soon" (Girardi- Corriere della Sera)
Born in Rome in 1984, Sesto Quatrini is one of the most talented conductor of his generation and has an extensive and impressive range of experience for such a young composer and conductor. Already he has set himself apart with his compositions, commitment to furthering classical and contemporary music and breadth of talent.
In the season 2015-2016 he has been cover conductor in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at the NYC Metropolitan Opera House, where he worked with a worldclass cast (Roberto Alagna, Elina Garanca, Kristine Opolais, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky).
His Italian opera debut at the Festival della Valle d'Itria, Martina Franca with Verdi's Un Giorno di Regno was a stunning success. His performance was highly acclaimed by both the audience and the critic, who praised his "imperious and dominating figure, which produced an outstanding, really beautiful and memorable performance".
Recently he conducted Kristine Opolais in an Italian opera Gala with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra at the Baltic Music Season, the production of I Capuleti e I Montecchi by Bellini, which marked his debut at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet. Furthermore he performed Campogrande’s music at the MAXXI Rome (Museum of 21st century’s Modern Art of Rome); made his debut with great audience acclaim at the Teatro Regio of Torino in a symphonic production conducting music by Gershwin and Bernstein; and conducted Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore in Paris.
In the summer 2015 and 2016 Sesto Quatrini has been assistant and cover conductor for Maestro Luisi at the 41st and 42nd Festival della Valle d'Itria respectively in the Mayr’s opera Medea in Corinto, in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and in Mercadante’s Francesca da Rimini. Furthermore Mr. Quatrini conducted a new production of Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio with Bare Opera in NYC, four concerts in the Baltic Tour of Kristine Opolais and a gala concert at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
In October 2015 he debuted Verdi’s Rigoletto at Théâtre de la Port Saint-Martin in Paris and in November he debuted the Granados’ Spanish opera Goyescas in NYC.
In September 2014, he debuted La Traviata at the Theatre de l'Athenée in Paris; in April 2015 he conducted La Traviata in a new production of the Teatro Vespasiano of Rieti and in May 2015 he debuted the Ravel’s opera L'Enfant et les Sortileges and the Debussy’s cantata L'Enfant Prodigue in New York City with Bare Opera, which appointed him as its new Principal Conductor.
Under his baton, he has lead the Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, Philarmonic Orchestra of Russia, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Centro d’Italia, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia, Camerata "C. Monteverdi", Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Les Voix Concertantes in Paris, Bare Opera in New York City.
He was awarded, in 2013, of the “ICWC- International Conducting Workshop and Competition” in Georgia (U.S.A.), the 3rd prize in the “Solon Michaelides" International Competition for Young Conductors in Nicosia (Cyprus) - debuting with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra where he returned invited by the orchestra for a tour to the island during the season 2014-15 - and was also awarded the Petrolini Prize, recognizing achievements in the arts.
Among his future engagements: two more performances of Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, Figaro&Figaro (new production about a particular dramaturgy of Le Nozze di Figaro and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Bare Opera in NYC; the debuts at the Arena di Verona with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore.Maestro Quatrini will conduct several symphonic productions as well, among others: the debuts with the Orchestra Sinfonica Toscanini,the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Saint-Etienne,the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra; his returns to the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and others.
Maestro Quatrini is acting as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, as Musical Director of the lyric company and orchestra Les Voix Concertantes de Paris, as Bare Opera’s Principal Conductor.
As a composer, several of his works have achieved impressive recognition and exposure in the classical community: Concerto per violino e orchestra (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome), his pocket-opera Il Filosofo (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome), Ludus in nomine Johannis Sebastiani (Piccola Orchestra ‘900), Trio (Auditorium Goethe Institut of Rome), Tristes erant apostoli... (I Solisti Aquilani), Sinfonietta op.21 (Orchestra “Città Aperta”), Controcanto (featured on the official CD along with chamber music of Elliott Carter), Sonata per pianoforte a 4 mani (Cantiere musica), Three music suggestions (Verona, Trento, Riva del Garda, Brescia), and Miniature Concertanti (Auditorium E. Morricone, Rome).
[...] Opolais [...] "was assisted by fantastic partners - Volcanic temperamet and extraordinary musicality of Maestro Quatrini."
(Asta Andrikonytė - Lrytas.lt Oct. 2016) http://kultura.lrytas.lt/scena/k-opolais-koncerto-zvaigzdes-soliste-dirigentas-ir-lnobt-orkestras.htm
[...]"I Capuleti e I Montecchi - The grand triumph of the Italian Conductor and Belcanto"
(Jūratė Katinaitė - Lrytas.lt Jun. 2017) http://kultura.lrytas.lt/meno-pulsas/2017/10/11/news/naujas-kultmisiju-sezonas-pavargusiems-nuo-televiziniu-tauskalu-ir-kvailu-juokeliu-2968671/
"Sesto Quatrini: una promessa del podio con Martina Franca nel cuore"
(Biagio Scuderi - Amadeus Jul. 2017) https://www.belviveremedia.com/amadeus/sesto-quatrini-promessa-del-podio-martina-franca-nel-cuore
"Eccezionale peraltro l'apporto di Sesto Quatrini, un giovane direttore bravissimo. Se ne sentirà riparlare di sicuro".
(Girardi - Corriere della Sera Aug. 2017) https://www.pressreader.com/italy/corriere-della-sera/20170808/282522953559976
"Grande successo personale di Sesto Quatrini, salutato da calorosissimi applausi"
(Susanna Toffaloni - OperaClick Aug. 2017) http://www.operaclick.com/recensioni/teatrale/martina-franca-palazzo-ducale-un-giorno-di-regno
[...] "ecco che da subito, dall’ascolto dell’Ouverture, appare evidente quanto la bacchetta davvero talentuosa di Sesto Quatrini abbia fantasia, leggerezza, senso del ritmo e teatralità che hanno modo di prendere forma in una concertazione ricca di personalità pervasa da un sottile filo di compiacimento".
(Alessandro Mormile - Agenda Domani Aug. 2017) http://www.agendadomani.it/?p=6646
"La direzione di Sesto Quatrini rende giustizia alla bistrattata opera comica di Verdi"
(Fabio Larovere - Connessi all'Opera Aug. 2017) https://www.connessiallopera.it/recensioni/2017/martina-franca-festival-della-valle-ditria-2017-un-giorno-di-regno/
"Anche se forse è stato il solitamente bistrattato Giorno di Regno di Verdi a ottenere la consacrazione critico-esecutiva più convincente"
(Angelo Foletto - Classic Voice Sep. 2017) https://issuu.com/festivaldellavalleditria/docs/merged
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