Davide Levi

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Davide Levi


Trained at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan as a violinist, then as a conductor, Davide has worked with some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in Europe. He recently worked with Opera North as a language coach for Madama Butterfly & Un ballo in maschera and will assist Ulf Schirmer on Oper Leipzig’s production of La fanciulla del West this summer. Alongside his work at The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, Davide will return to Garsington Opera in 2019 as a coach on their new production of Don Giovanni.

Davide made his operatic debut in Milan working as an assistant conductor for Cimarosa's L'Impresario in angustie in 2013. He has since worked as assistant conductor on several productions, including Verdi's Rigoletto and La traviata, Puccini's Tosca and Turandot and Donizetti's L’elisir d'amore. In 2016, he conducted Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Rossini's La Cambiale di Matrimonio in two highly acclaimed productions at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, Italy. In 2018 he conducted performances of La traviata and Così fan tutte with the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra engaging young soloists from across Europe. Taking place in a disused textile mill in the North of England, the sold out performances brought opera to new audiences.

In 2017, David was awarded the Jerwood Performing Arts Micro Bursary to undertake further training in opera coaching and has recently conducted workshops for emerging composers with the Orchestra of Opera North. Other orchestras he has worked with include; the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Orchestra La Verdi, Sconfinarte, Orchestra SpazioMusica, the Jenaer Philharmonie, and the UK Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky.