Speranza Scappucci

Principal Conductor, Opera Royal Liege

"The real star of this production, however, is not onstage. She’s on the podium and her name is Speranza Scappucci."
DAILYNEWS, Jim Farber - May 2016

"Maestro Scappucci snapped the proceedings back into focus every time her authoritative baton came down, eliciting a reading of the score that was characterized by audacious spontaneity, effervescence and a keen sense of style...Clearly, the talented Speranza Scappucci is a podium star on the rise."
Opera Today - August 2015

"It may be titled “Cinderella,” but there is no question who the star of the production is... When she lifted the baton and launched into the overture, there was no mistaking this lady was a conducting pro... [Scappucci] made Rossini as exciting as Ben Hur at the chariot races!"
DC Theatre Scene - May 2015


Italian born conductor Speranza Scappucci is considered one of the leading conductors of her generation. Opening the 2017-18 season with Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s production of MANON LESCAUT, she begins her tenure as Principal Conductor and returns in January to lead CARMEN. She makes her White Lights Festival debut conducting the New York premiere of choreographer Jessica Lang’s Stabat Mater; returns to Juilliard to lead their commencement concert at Alice Tully Hall; tours with Orchestra Toscanini in Parma; and makes debuts with the Detroit Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and Los Angeles Philharmonic at . . .

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