18 October 2016
Fabio Mastrangelo could be called “the most famous Italian in Russian music circles today.” He is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the St Petersburg Camerata State Hermitage orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Symphonica ARTica orchestra of the Yakutia (Sakha) Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the Novosibirsk Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra and a regular guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre and other theatres throughout Russia. From 2006-2013 he was Artistic Consultant to the Teatro Petruzzelli in his native city of Bari in Italy.
Fabio Mastrangelo tours frequently. In the summer of 2009 he conducted Aida at the opening of the Taormina Arte festival (Sicily). In 2010 he made his first appearance at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. In August 2011 he was invited to the world’s most prestigious summer opera festival at the Arena di Verona where he conducted a new production of Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette. In 2012 he returned to Verona where he repeated his success with the same opera (four performances).
Collaborates with Naxos, with which he has recorded all of Elisabetta Brusa’s symphony music.
Fabio Mastrangelo is Artistic Director of the international St Petersburg festival Opera for All. In 2012 at this festival he conducted Glinka’s opera A Life for the Tsar for the opening and Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta at the close of the festival. In August 2013 Mastrangelo was appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the St Petersburg Music Hall.
In May 2014 Fabio Mastrangelo was awarded the Order of the Star of Italy. This award was conferred for his contribution to the development of relations and collaboration between Italy and Russia as well as for promoting Italian culture abroad.
Fabio Mastrangrlo is a jury member of televised competitions including Russia-Kultura TV’s Grand Opera and The Nutcracker young musicians’ competition.