Score analysis, concertation and orchestral conducting
Pietro Mianiti is currently Chief Conductor of the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala and Professor of Viola and Conducting at the Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Verdi Verdi” in Milan. After many years as principal violist of important Italian opera and symphonic orchestras, he made his debut as a conductor in 1998 conducting the the world premiere of Michele Dall’Ongaro’s Wire, directed by Daniele Abbado at Theatre Rendano of Cosenza. He is founder of the Italian Piano Quartet, with whom he performed at major venues and festivals including the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the Lygon Melbourne Arts Festival, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Kleine Musikhalle in Hamburg, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and Dixon Gallery Memphis.
From 1999 to 2003 he was Music Director of “Prolirica – Peru”, at the invitation of Luis Alva, where he conducted masterworks of the Italian Opera – such as Turandot, Tosca, Falstaff, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Aida, Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi. Afterwards, in 2014 Pietro served as Artistic Advisor of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, where he conducted a new production of Carmen, and as Music and Artistic Director of the University Orchestra of Roma Tre (2005-2011).
Regular guest of the As.Li.Co (Teatro Sociale di Como, Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo and Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona), he conducted L’Elisir d’Amore (2004), I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2005), Madama Butterfly (2007), Turandot (2008), La traviata (2010), and Un Ballo in Maschera (2015). In 2008 he began his collaboration with the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala as Chief Conductor and Professor, as part of the course for Orchestral Studies and one year after ,in 2009. Mr. Mianiti made his debut at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, where he was re-invited the following season, after conducting Tosca, to the Greek Theatre in Pompei.
In the last seasons, Pietro conducted Barbiere di Siviglia at the Kaliningrad Opera, directed by Damiano Michieletto, and Mefistofele at the Teatro Regio di Parma. In the same years, he assisted Yuri Temirkanov and Fabio Luisi in several symphonic concerts. Mr. Mianiti also made his debut at the Zürich Opera House conucting Il Matrimonio Segreto (2015) and Falstaff at the Royal Opera House of Muscat (2015).
Regular guest of many Italian symphonic seasons, Pietro Mianiti conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of the RAI in Turin at the opening concert of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italy, the OSI – Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in numerous symphony concerts, the Symphony Orchestra of Milan “Pomeriggi Musicali”, the Borusan Orchestra of Istanbul, the I Virtuosi Italiani at the Arena di Verona and many others.
Pietro made his major debut at the Teatro alla Scala, in the season 2016/17, stepping in for Fabio Luisi at the very last minute, conducting the performances of Elisir d’Amore (director: Grisha Asagaroff) which has been highly praised.
That season Pietro Mianiti conducted as well Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Cenerentola and Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro alla Scala with the Academy Orchestra, and prepared Hansel und Gretel on behalf of Marc Albrecht. Furthermore, he was assistant and cover conductor for Fabio Luisi at the Paris Opera for Falstaff (director: Dominique Pitoiset).
His upcoming engagements for the season 2018/19 include performances of Cenerentola, Barbiere di Siviglia and Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro alla Scala with the Academy Orchestra, Ballo in Maschera at the Opera Rennes in co-production with the Opera Nantes and a new collaboration with Fabio Luisi at the Opera de Paris for Simon Boccanegra.