BIOGRAPHY

Barbacini at Forza del Destino in Copenhagen

Maurizio Barbacini is one of today’s most appreciated opera conductors in the world

Before becoming a conductor he enjoyed a successful career as a singer, and sung also the role of Gaston in Franco Zeffirelli’s film of La Traviata.

Barbacini Traviata Zeffirelli DVD
Barbacini Traviata Zeffirelli

In a distinguished career, he has appeared with many of the world’s great opera companies, including Bavarian State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Opera Company of Philadelphia, New National Theatre Tokyo, Frankfurt Opera, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York, San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, New National Theatre, Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Opera in Basel, Theater St. Gallen, Dortmund Opera and Düsseldorf Opera.

He has held positions as Principal Conductor of the Finnish National Opera, Principal Guest Conductor of the Stockholm Opera and Principal Conductor of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Barbacini for Norma in Stocholm