A blazing star in Italy’s classical music landscape, Beatrice Venezi has conducted renowned interna<onal orchestras—and been the first female conductor to step on the podium of several stages around the world. Cri<cs have highlighted the “burning lyricism” (Fragil), “warmth and sensuousness” (The Guardian) of her conduc<ng, “animated by a perfect combina<on of naturalness and precision (Clessidra). In turn, Opera Libera praised her “refined reading”, which “approaches the difficul<es of a complex score with musical sensi<vity”. She has led the Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fioren<no, New Japan Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic, Orchestra Haydn, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Georgian Philharmonic, State Orchestra of Armenia, and performed at the Na<onal Opera House of Azerbaijan, Georgian Na<onal Opera Theatre, Sofia Na<onal Opera and Ballet, Circuito Lirico Marchigiano, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Opéra-Théatre de Metz-Métropole, Opéra Grand Avignon, and Opera Holland Park in London. Venezi has collaborated with major ar<sts, including Eleonora Abbagnato, Placido Domingo, Maria José Siri, Aida Garifullina, Marcelo Álvarez, Vi[orio Grigolo, Bruno Canino, Stefan Milenkovich, Giuseppe Gibboni, Valen<na Lisitsa, Andrea Griminelli, and Carla Fracci. Given her passion for promo<ng classical music, she was named Advisor to the Italian Minister of Culture for Music and is currently also Ar<s<c Director of the Taormina Arte Founda<on. She was Principal Guest Conductor of the “Orchestra della Toscana”, Principal Conductor of the Orchestra “Milano Classica”, and Principal Guest Conductor of the “Puccini Fes<val” in Torre del Lago. Venezi studied piano, composi<on, and conduc<ng at the Milan Conservatory and her virtuosity and stage charisma quickly led to a flourishing career. She has received various awards for her conduc<ng excellence and for her work with young ar<sts, including the Scala d’Oro, the Pegaso Award of Tuscany, the Kinéo Award, and the Gen<le da Fabriano Award. In 2018, Forbes listed her in its 100 under 30 leaders of the future. Born in Lucca, Venezi shares her birthplace with Puccini, for whose music she feels a special affinity. She led “The Puccini Day” within the popular “Lucca Summer Fes<val” and took part in Queen Elizabeth’s Pla<num Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, conduc<ng Andrea Bocelli in “Nessun Dorma”. A Warner Classics ar<st, Venezi released “My Journey” (2019), with Puccini’s symphonic works, and “Heroines” (2021), with orchestral portraits of women by composers ranging from Wagner to Lloyd Webber. This season will see her conduct Turandot at the Hong Kong Opera and at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Tosca at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and Manon Lescaut for the composer’s centennial at Fes<val Puccini. Ager the success of PBS broadcast «New Divas: Live in Vienna», where Beatrice conducted five emerging singers, the show will tour the US. She will also conduct symphonic concerts in Fano, Ca[olica, Palermo, Milano, Nice, as well as in Korea (Seoul Symphony Orchestra) and Siena (Orchestra Sinfonica Toscanini). 

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Updated February 2023 TYB Arts.