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Michael Recchiuti

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Michael Recchiuti is active internationally as a conductor, pianist, and accompanist. Collaborations include operas and projects with Grammy and Tony award winners: Carlo Bergonzi, Giuseppe Giacomini, Placido Domingo, Justino Diaz, Roberta Peters, Adrianna Maliponte, Renee Fleming, Ceclia Gasdia, Ghena Dimitrova, Lauren Flanigan, Fiorenza Cossotto, Dolora Zajick, Chris Merritt, Paolo Gavanelli, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Stuart Neill, and Vanessa Williams. He was head of Music at Gran Teatro La Fenice; Consulente Musicale, Cagliari Sardegna; Guest Conductor, Budapest State Opera; Mus. Dir. Verdi's La Forza del Destino with Giuseppe Giacomini, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He was “Diploma di Merito” winner at Accademia Chigiana Competition for Opera Conducting, working with Franco Ferrara, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Bruno Bartoletti, and led Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda with Cecilia Gasdia. As an Asst. Maestro he worked with Nicola Rescigno; Giuseppe Patanè; Placido Domingo; Bruno Bartoletti; and Alfredo Silipigni. As Assoc. Mo. of the NJ State Opera, he led Puccini's Le Villi, and Mascagni's Zanetto, and prepared Mascagni's Iris, and Lodoletta. He is Artistic and GD of the American Opera Theater, founding Principal Conductor of NJOT, Mus. Dir. of Opera de las Americas, Dominican Republic. As a guest conductor he recently led Tosca for the Charleston Symphony with Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs; and led the Orchestra of St. Lukes, Rondine at the Long Beach Opera with director Hugo DeAna, Butterfly with the Orlando Opera, the Korean Symphony of New York, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the National Lyric Opera. Michael’s discography includes the newly released "Vaghissima sembianza", the Arie di Stile Antico di Stefano Donaudy with Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs; "Chris Merritt dal Vivo", where he conducted the orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, awarded the Palme d'Or, and chosen as "Best CD of the Year" by Opera News, and CD Classica; "English Art Songs" featuring Britten's the Holy Sonnets of John Donne and Roger Quilter songs, with tenor Paul Austen Kelly; and Alberto Mizrahi's "Voice of a People" a collection of Cantorial Showpieces, Ashkenazic and Sephardic art songs. He and Ms. Blancke-Biggs are preparing a new CD of late romantic songs of Marx, Schoenberg, and others.

COMING OUT OF THE TUNNEL: TOWARD A CLEAR VIEW OF OPERA IN OUR TIME

BY MICHAEL RECCHIUTI The worldwide pandemic of 2020-2021 succeeded in accomplishing what years of shrinking, progressively less sophisticated audiences, graft laden internal politics, destructive...

VENERABLE BRONX BUSINESS SENDS 600 HAMS FOR CHRISTMAS DINNERS TO UNEMPLOYED MUSICIANS

By Michael Recchiuti JANUARY 8, 2021 NEW YORK Eddie Teitel loves Broadway shows. Since the pandemic shut the theaters he has missed his trips downtown,...
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