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Raffaele Mascolo


He studied music at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milan, earning degrees in Conducting Composition, Piano, he studied at ‘” Music Academy of Pescara “achieving the” Certificate of High Triennale “in Conducting under the guidance of M ° Donato Renzetti, with whom he has also deepened the operatic repertoire, becoming assistant for several productions at major international organizations and institutions Lyrical , and the “Fondazione Arturo Toscanini” in Parma, after selection for the “Course for Young Conductors” organized by the European Community and the region of Emilia Romagna.

Embarks on a brilliant artistic career being appointed, following competition, “Assistant Director” Orchestra G. Cantelli of Milan, a position he held from 1997 to 2001 and sees him debut at the “Great Hall G. Verdi” Conservatory of Milan, as part of the Fourth Symphony Season. In 2003 he was invited by the Opera House in Mexico City, as assistant to the realization of “Das Rheingold” R.Wagner. In 2005, following a successful edition of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, was appointed “Chief Guest” at the “State Theatre of Opera and Ballet M.Glinka” Chelyabinsk, creating numerous opera productions including the, of P.J.Cajkovskij, N.Rimsky M.Glinka-Korsakov and, in 2009 he was invited to play the same role at the “State Theatre of Opera and Ballet” M.Glinka Magnitogorsk, where he among other numerous performances of “Carmen” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata” as well as numerous opera galaconcert.

Has performed internationally and has participated in prestigious festivals such as: “Festival Cervantino” (Mexico City), “Settembre Musica” of Turin, “Brooklyn Academy of Music” in New York, “Mozart and Milan” in Milan, manifestations of “Puccini Festival” in Torre del Lago, the “Opera National du Rhin” in Strasbourg, “Twentieth Century Music” in Milan, Suntory Hall “in Tokyo,” Altin Portakali Film Festivals “in Antalya (Turkey)” Festival International de Diputación Cordoba “Spain” Rive Gauche “of Turin,” Philharmonic Academy “in Bologna (Mozart Hall),” Toledo Gallery “of Naples,” Season of the GOG of Genoa, 150 th birth anniversary of Puccini’s City of Lucca, the “Tonhalle” in Zurich, the “Konzerthouse” of Freiburg, the “Smolny Sobor” of St.Pettersburg, Studio 4 Radio Danisch of Copenhagen. A number of the theaters in which he performed, among them: “Theatre of Ghelikon Opera” in Moscow, the Teatro Regio “Puccini” of Turin, “Magnitogorsk State Opera,” “Teatro Sociale di Como” “Teatro alle Vigne” Lodi, “Teatro Alfieri” Asti, “Civic Theatre” Vercelli, “Teatro Rossini” of Lugo.

Among the many orchestras directed include: “Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra”, “Regional Orchestra of Emilia Romagna,”  Philharmonic  Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin 900 “,” Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, ” ” Orchestra da Camera Milano Classica ” “Orchestra G. Cantelli” of Milan, “Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City”  Symphony Orchestra of Italy “,” Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra “Sofia,” the Danish National Radio Orchestra of the “Chamber Orchestra of St.Pettersburg” ,”West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra” in Repubblica Ceca, Piedmont  Youth Symphony Orchestra, “Ghelikon Opera Orchestra” Moscow, “Chelyabinsk Philharmonic Orchestra”, “Orchestra of Opera Magnitogorsk”, “Italian Philharmonic Orchestra” in Piacenza, “Symphony Orchestra Valle d’Aosta “,” Orchestra of the Teatro Municipal of Vercelli, “Philharmonic Orchestra of Lodi”,” National  Opera Theater of Komi Republic”, “Opera-Symphony Orchestra of the Province of  Lecco”, “Old Soul Orchestra” in Bologna, “L.Boccherini Orchestra” of Lucca. Director attentive and sensitive to the production of new music, has directed more than fifty passages in “world premiere” with the European Antidogma Music Ensemble “,” Ensemble Music / Reality “,” Imaginary Places Ensemble “,” Ensemble Code 602 “,” G. Cantelli Ensemble “,” Trajectories Ensemble Scores “and Mdi Ensemble of Milan. He also directed the first performance of” Promenade “dans l’ile de la liberté A. Corghi, at the Piccolo Teatro Regio in Turin.” 

In the field of opera has a vast repertoire ranging from 600 to 900, with works like “Orpheus” C.Monteverdi, “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini, “” L’Elisir d’amore “G.Donizetti, and Don Pasquale”, “La Traviata”, “Rigoletto” by Verdi, “” La Boheme “by Puccini,” Cavalleria Rusticana,  ” Pagliacci “R.Leoncavallo,” Carmen “G.Bizet,” Das Rheingold “R . Wagner, shares up dramatically – musical G.Ligeti “Aventures” and “Nouvelles Aventure.” His performances have been  broadcast on network television of Mexican culture (Channel 22), the “Canal Culture” of the Russian State Television and Vatican Radio. In 2010 he debuted in Denmark with the Danish National Radio Orchestra in Copenhagen and has developed the first performance of Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi in Russia at the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg. It has been recently invited by the “Fondazione Arturo Tosanini” to conduct a concert entirely devoted to Verdi on  the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Italy in Parma at the headquarters of the Foundation. Coming soon will be the guest of the season Stefano Tempia  Choral Academy of Turin where he directs the “Carmina Burana” by  Carl Orff. In May2014 he debuted in Hermitager Nationale Opera Thestre in St Pettersburg in the Italian Opera  “ I Giochi di  Agrigento” of G.Paisiello.In the next 2015 he has recentrly invited  to debuted in National  Opera Theatre and in National Opera Theatre ok Komi Republic in Don Pasquele and in l’Elisir d’Amore of G.Donizetti.In October 2015 he is visiting professor whit one Masterclass about the “Italian Opera” by G.Verdi Traviata and Rigoletto at The National Hight Conservatory of Music Nicolay Rymsky-Korsakov of St.Petersburg,  and in October 2016 conduct the Opera by Giuseppe Verdi “ La Forza del destino” for the Italian Institute of Culture in St Petersburg. 

Actualy he is Theacher full time at the famous Conservatory of Music “G.Verdi” in Milano.