Bio: Roberto Perata was born in 1968 in Savona, a town on the Ligurian Riviera, of a mixed Danish and Italian family. He studied music at the Conservatory in Genova, graduating in Piano (1990), Organ (1995), Composition (1996), Chorus conducting (1993) and Orchestra Conducting (2004), while also attending University and accomplishing his studies in Law (Genova, 1993) and in Musicology (Venice, 2007). After attending a two-year young artists’ program for repetitors at La Scala in Milan (1994-96), he was hired at the same Opera House as a repetitor (1996), thus being able to meet and work with the international operatic gotha and with such conductors as Rostropovich, Muti, Claudio Abbado, Sinopoli, Chailly, Pesko, Hogwood, Böer, Alessandrini, etc.
An eclectic musician, though very attentive to performing praxis, his concert activity spreads from Perotin to contemporary music, with a special focus on Baroque. Beside several symphonic concerts with such orchestras as I Pomeriggi Musicali (Milan), Orchestra Verdi (Milan), Bacau’s symphony Orchestra (Romania), Ensemble Entr’Acte (La Scala Orchestra’s first parts), VoicEnsemble (artists of La Scala’s Chorus), the Orchestra of the Royal College of Music of Manchester, ProArte Orchestra Marche, he has led a number of operatic productions: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Varese, 2002), Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Il ritorno di Ulisse and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Chiari, Brescia, 2004-2007), Lully’s Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Accademia della Scala, Milan 2004), Händel’s Giulio Cesare (International Institute of Vocal Arts, New York/Brescia, 2007), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Milan, 1996, and Varese, 2005), Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro (Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, 2011), Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges (Auditorium Cariplo, Milan 2011), Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Brescia, 2014), Vivaldi’s Orlando finto pazzo (Korea National Opera, Seoul 2016), Antonio Draghi’s La patienza di Socrate con due mogli (Monteverdi Festival, Teatro Ponchielli, Cremona 2018). He also worked as an assistant to M° Rinaldo Alessandrini in the Monteverdi trilogy at Teatro alla Scala (2011-2014), and in 2014 he grounded the Dafne Ensemble, a baroque group with original instruments, whose main aim is the research and performance of 17th century opera.
A former coach and conductor at the International Institute of Vocal Arts of New York, after a long teaching experience in several Italian Conservatories (Campobasso, Bozen, Cagliari, Genoa, Mantua), he has recently been appointed Professor of Harmony and Music Analysis at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory, Milan. An author of several music booklets for La Scala, his musicological activity is mainly focused on music analysis, on which subject he had his first book Analisi musicale – Un antimetodo printed in 2011 (Edizioni Armelin, Padua). In 2016 he obtained his PhD in Musicology at the State University of Milan.
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