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©2019 by Davide Levi

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Milan, Italy, Davide Levi studied violin and conducting at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan. After graduating in 2013, Davide moved to London to work as assistant and cover conductor for the Royal Ballet. Inevitably, working at the Royal Opera House ignited his passion for opera.

 

Since then, Davide has worked with some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in Europe, including Oper Leipzig, Garsington Opera, Opera North, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, I Pomeriggi Musicali, the Hebrides Ensemble, the Britten-Pears Orchestra and the Orchestra La Verdi.

Recent engagements include performances of La traviata, Così fan tutte, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Rossini's La Cambiale di Matrimonio in two highly acclaimed productions at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, Italy.

 

In 2019, he assisted Ulf Schirmer on Oper Leipzig’s highly acclaimed new production of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 2020, Davide will return to Garsington Opera as assistant conductor for Un Giorno di Regno and to Leipzig for another Ring Cycle. He is the 2019/2020 Sir Charles Mackerras Junior Fellow in Conducting at Trinity Laban and will conduct side-by-side projects with Trinity Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra and Welsh National Opera. He has conducted workshops for emerging composers with the Orchestra of Opera North and the Hebrides Ensemble

 

Davide has received numerous awards from organisations including the Jerwood Charitable Trust, the Gerald Finzi Trust, the Britten-Pears Foundation and Opera North.

 

REPERTOIRE

 

OPERA/BALLET

G. Bizet - Carmen

G. Cimarosa - L'impresario in angustie, Il Matrimonio Segreto
G. Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale

E. Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel
P. Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana
L. Minkus - Don Quixote
W. A. Mozart - Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro
G. B. Pergolesi - La Serva Padrona
G. Puccini - Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Fanciulla del West, Le Villi
M. Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Ma Mere l'Oye
G. Rossini - La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Cenerentola, Tancredi
I. Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, Pulcinella
P. I. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty
G. Verdi - Un ballo in maschera, Rigoletto, La traviata, Otello, Falstaff, Un giorno di regno

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SYMPHONIC

L. v. Beethoven - Symphony n. 1 in C, Symphony n. 2 in D, Symphony n. 3 in E, "Eroica", Symphony n. 4 in B flat, Symphony n. 5 in C minor, Symphony n. 7 in A major, Symphony n. 8 in F
J. Brahms - Symphony n. 1, Symphony n. 2, Variations on a theme by Haydn

B. Britten - Sinfonietta op.1, Sea Interludes, Variaions on a theme of Frank Bridge
D. Bush - Symphonic Dance
A. Dvoràk - Slavonic Dances, The Noon Witch, Symphony n. 6 in D, Symphony n. 8 in G, Symphony n. 9 in E minor
G. Gershwin - An American in Paris
E. Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
J. Haydn - Symphony n. 20 in C, Symphony n. 93 in D, Symphony n. 94 in G, "Surprise", Symphony n.100 in G "Military", Symphony n.103 in E flat "Drumroll"
J. Ibert - Concertino da camera
G. Ligeti - Concert Romanesc
G. Mahler - Rückert-Lieder, Symphony n.1
F. Mendelssohn - Ouverture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Symphony n.3 in A minor, Symphony n. 4 in A
W. A. Mozart - Symphony n. 35 in D, "Haffner", Symphony n. 36 in C major, "Linz", Symphony n. 38 in D, "Prague", Symphony n. 39 in E flat major, Symphony n. 40 in G minor, Symphony n. 41 in C "Jupiter", Serenade n. 10 for winds, "Gran Partita"
F. Poulenc - Sinfonietta
S. Prokofieff - Violin Concerto n. 1, Symphony n. 1 in D, Peter and the Wolf

C. Saint-Saens - Carnival of Animals

A. Schönberg - Kammersymphonie n. 1
F. Schubert - Symphony n. 3 in D, Symphony n. 6 in C
R. Schumann - Symphony n. 3, "Rhenish"
D. Shostakovich - Cello Concerto n. 1
I. Stravinsky - Histoire du Soldat, Symphony in three movements
P. I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony n. 5 in E minor, Piano Concerto n. 1, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

 

Schedule

June-July 2020

April-May 2020

 

April 2020

March 2020

March 2020

January 2020

November 2019

November 2019

October 2019

Cunning Little Vixen, Trinity Laban (conductor)

Un Giorno di Regno, Garsington Opera (assistant conductor)

La traviata, Trinity Laban/WNO (conductor - concert performance)

Symphonic concert, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra (conductor)

Le Villi, West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra (conductor)

Der Ring des Nibelungen, Oper Leipzig (assistant conductor)

Une petite Carmen, VoceAllOpera

Symphonic concert, Trinity Laban/Bournemouth Symphony

Symphonic concert, Trinity Laban/Philharmonia

 
 
 
 

Sul piano musicale, il direttore Davide Levi ha evidenziato con la giusta enfasi le ambiguità della composizione di Bizet, sospesa tra l’inarrestabile vitalità delle marce e il peso languido dei passaggi più intimistici della partitura.

Le Salon Musical | 8 Nov 2019

Conductor Davide Levi was skilled in maintaining the ‘elegance over energy’ of this opera buffa romp. The whole rang out magnificently in the classical proportions of this beautiful church.

Fiona O'Connor | 18 Jul 2016