Joseph Rescigno conductor
About Joseph RescignoJoseph Rescigno conducted NCO’s 2017-18 production of Rigoletto. He has appeared as a conductor with more than fifty orchestras and opera companies on four continents. Since 1981, he has served as Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor of the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee. Since 2005, he has served Music Director of La Musica Lirica, a summer program for singers in northern Italy. He served as Artistic Director of L’Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal for four seasons.
Maestro Rescigno’s programming traverses the repertory from the baroque to the present. He has conducted the world premieres of new works such as Minoru Miki’s Joruriand Don Davis’s Rio de Sangreand earned acclaim for neglected contemporary works such as Barber’sVanessaand rarities such as Rossini’s La gazzettain addition to the great masterpieces of symphonic, concertos, and choral literature. His operatic repertoire includes: virtually all of the core Italian repertory, including romantic, verismo, and bel canto operas; the standard French and German repertory, including the works of Wagner and Richard Strauss; and contemporary works.
Maestro Rescigno has conducted the New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Seattle Opera, Arizona Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Hungarian State Opera, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Montreal, Teatro Massimo Bellini, L’Opéra de Marseille, Virginia Opera, Montreal Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.
His discography includes a recording of Minoru Miki’s Joruriand a collection of verismo arias featuring soprano Diana Soviero.