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Diego Fasolis

Conductor of I Barocchisti and Orphée et Eurydice

Diego Fasolis has won many awards for his rediscovery of repertoire. After graduating with honours from Zurich, Paris and Cremona, he began his career as a concert organist. Appointed resident director of the Radio Svizzera Italiana chorus and instrumental ensembles, he also leads the I Barocchisti ensemble, an orchestra that performs the baroque repertoire on period instruments. He co-founded this ensemble with the late Adriana Fasolis-Brambilla. He has created a foundation in support of young musicians in her honour. In his partnership with Cecilia Bartoli, he directed a concert tour dedicated to works of Italian and German composers uncovered in the St-Petersburg archives, as well as a production of the Comte Ory at the Zurich Opera.

In 2016, la Scala had him form and direct an orchestra that played on period instruments for Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno and Tamerlano with Placido Domingo. Following in the footsteps of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, he directed Beethoven's IXe Symphonie at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Concentus Musicus Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir. In 2011, Pope Benoît XVI awarded him with an honorary doctorate in sacred music.

Current projects: La finta giardiniera at la Scala, La Cenerentola in Liège, Orfeo ed Euridice at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Così fan tutte at the Teatro Regio in Turin.

At the Opéra de Lausanne: Faramondo (2009), Rinaldo (2011), Farnace (2001), L’Artaserse (2012), Dorilla in Tempe (2014), Die Zauberflöte (2015), Ariodante (2016), La clemenza di Tito (2018).