Gianluca Marcianó, an Italian conductor, has been increasingly in demand since his operatic debut with Croatian National Opera in 2007. Praised in The Sunday Times for his “unfailingly theatrical and idiomatic conducting“, Marcianó has strong ties with the opera houses Oviedo, Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan, and within the UK, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Longborough Opera and the English Chamber Orchestra. Engagements in the 2017-18 season include “Andrea Chénier” (Opera de Oviedo), “Un ballo in Maschera” (Grange Park Opera), “Tosca” (Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago) and “Olimpiade” (Teatro de San Carlo).
Marcianó is currently Principal Conductor of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, Serbia. He is also the Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, where he has conducted works including Cherubini's “Medee”, Rossini's “Stabat Mater” and Berlioz's “La Mort de Cleopatre”. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici and Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. Other recent engagements include “Turandot” and “Nabucco” for Opera de Oviedo; “La Traviata”, “Madama Butterfly” and “La Boheme” for the Lithuanian National Opera; “Tosca” for Grange Park Opera; “Nabucco” for the Chelsea Opera Group; Elgar's Symphony No. 1 in Tokyo; “Pagliacci” in Moscow, “Ernani” and “La Traviata” for Lithuanian National Opera.
Marcianó has worked widely in the UK, including at English National Opera (conducting Jonathan Miller's production of “La Boheme” and Anthony Minghella's production of “Madama Butterfly”); Grange Park Opera ( “Don Carlo”, “Eugene Onegin”, “Samson et Dalila”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Tosca”, “I Puritani”, “The Queen of Spades” and “La Traviata” ); the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (gala concert with Simon Keenlyside); Longborough Festival Opera (“Die Zauberflöte”, “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Don Giovanni”, “Cosi fan Tutte” and “La Traviata”); and the Chelsea Opera Group (“Manon Lescaut”, “La Traviata”, “La Favorite” and “Alzira”).
From 2011-14 Marcianó held the position of Musical Director/Principal Conductor of the Tbilisi State Opera, where his operatic performances included “La Forza del Destino”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, “Nabucco”, “Attila”, “ll Trovatore”, “Mitridate”, “Re di Ponto” and “Aida”. He also has strong links with the opera houses in Oviedo, Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan. During his time in Zagreb as the main conductor, he conducted “Nabucco”, “La Traviata”, “Turandot”, “Carmen”, “La Cenerentola” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. In Minsk, he has performed “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and “La Traviata”, and at the Teatro Verdi in Sassari, La Pietra del Paragone, Poulenc's “Les mamelles de Tiresias” and the Italian premiere of Debussy's “La Damoiselle Elue”. In 2011 he conducted “La Traviata” at the Prague State Opera.
On the concert platform, Marcianó has worked with instrumentalists such as Gautier Capucon, Arabella Steinbacher, Anna Tifu, Alexandra Soumm, Steven lsserlis, Boris Andrianov, Maria Joao Pires, David Geringas, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sergei Krylov, Nina Kotova, Giovanni Sollima, Sergei Nakariakov and Denis Kozhukin. His recent work includes concerts with the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he performed Mahler's Symphony No.1.
In 2011 he has a close relationship with the English Chamber Orchestra, opening their 2011/12 London season in a programme including Mozart's Symphony No.39 and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 at the Cadogan Hall. Other notable orchestras which Marcianó has conducted include the Moscow City Russian Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Oviedo Filarmonia, the Sarajevo Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneta, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, The World Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.