Roberto Parmeggiani


Diploma in Orchestral Conducting - Bologna College of Music 1993

Diploma in Composition - Parma College of Music under Camillo Togni 1988

Diploma in Polyphonic Composition - Milan College of Music under E. Farina 1987
Presentation of a critical edition and transcription in modern notation of several madrigals by the 17th century composer from Mantua, Giulio Cesare Antonelli

Diploma in Instrumentation for Band - Bologna College of Music 1994

Diploma in Piano - Bologna College of Music 1981

Diploma in Choral Music and Conducting - Mantua College of Music 1981

Qualification to teach Music Education in upper secondary schools in Italy
(Standard Public Examination set by the Ministry of Education)

Specialization Course in Conducting
(under Piero Bellugi comprising: L v. Beethoven Symphonies n. 5, 6, 7 & 9; W. A. Mozart 3rd Concerto for Horn; R. Strauss Hornkonzert n. 1 op. 11)

International Choral Academy of Krems (under Erwin Ortner, Director of the Arnold Schönberg Choir and former Chancellor of the Vienna College of Music (Musik Hochschule, Wien)

Finalist and winner of third prize in First International Competition for Choir Conductors in Trento
World Premiere Performance in the finals of set piece Canticum Novissimi Testamenti by Luciano Berio

Professional Qualification Courses for Choir Conductors
Arezzo and Florence (Opera House), organized by Tuscany County Council and the G. d'Arezzo foundation under F. Corti and R. Gabbiani with final qualification awarded in 1986


2015 Chief Prompter with duties including conducting rehearsals for the opera CO2 by G. Battistelli, commissioned by La Scala Opera House to mark EXPO 2015 (conducted by C. Meister)

2013 - Debut at The Tartar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre: G. Verdi - Nabucco

2014 - XXXII F. Shalyapin International Opera Festival - Tartar State Opera: G. Verdi - Aida, Rigoletto

2014 - Copenhagen, Aalborg: G. Verdi - Rigoletto

Music Director of the Foundation of the Teatro della Fortuna
2011/2012 Season G. Verdi - Nabucco (M. Pertusi, P. Marrocu, G. Meoni); New Year Concert Soloist R. Cappello P. I. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto n. 1, Swan Lake Suite - Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, Teatro della Fortuna, Fano
G. Verdi - La Traviata (E. Mei, A. Siragusa, R. De Candia)

C. Orff - Carmina Burana - Orchestral version (A. Skibinsky, G. L. Pasolini, R. De Candia)

Gala Concert Finale of the Marcello Giordani International Opera Competition

2012/2013 Season W. A. Mozart - Don Giovanni (A. Concetti, L. Giordano, A. Bienkowska, G. Guagliardo)

G. Verdi - Falstaff (Cast with winners of the 2012 Marcello Giordani International Opera Competition & E. Zilio)


L. van Beethoven - Symphony no. 1, Mass in C op. 86 (Craiova, Romania)

W. A. Mozart - Symphony KV 550, Rondo KV 505

I. Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms

L. Bernstein - Chichester Psalms (Como, Bologna) orchestral version

G. B. Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (Bologna)

W. A. Mozart - Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra KV 622; Veni Sancte Spiritu KV 47; Krönungsmesse KV 317 (S. Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna)

J. S. Bach - O Jesu Christ Cantata BWV 118; A. Caldara - Stabat Mater; (Farnese Chapel, Bologna; Mezzosoprano Gloria Banditelli); L. Cherubini - Requiem in C minor; W. A. Mozart - Vesperae solennes de Confessore KV 339 (R. Valli Opera House, Reggio Emilia)
G. Puccini - Messa di Gloria (Basilica della Ghiara, Reggio Emilia)

W. A. Mozart - Symphony in C major KV 551 Jupiter; Krönungsmesse KV 317 (Cathedral, Terni)

G. Verdi - Aida (Narni Opera)

G. Pacini - Cantico delle creature (World premiere), A. Vivaldi - Gloria (Montecarlo Cathedral, Opening Concert of The International Festival of Sacred Music 2007)

G. Verdi - Nabucco (Palacongressi, Rimini)

W. A. Mozart - Sinfonia concertante KV 364; Symphony KV 550 (Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna)

G. Verdi - La Traviata; G. Donizetti - L’Elisir d’amore; P. Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana (Open air concert, Rimini)

J. S. Bach - Konzerte für 2, 3 and 4 Klaviere BWV 1061, 1063 and 1065; Concerto for 2 Violins BWV 1043 (International Piano Festival, Rimini)

W. A. Mozart - Krönungsmesse KV 317 (Salzburg, Franziskanerkirche)

G. Verdi - La Traviata (Villa d'Este di Cernobbio - Como, concert performance)

Concert by Leo Nucci (baritone) and the Salotto '800 Ensemble (works by Handel, Franck, Verdi, Mozart and Rossini)

J. Haydn - Symphony n. 49 - Passion; Symphony n. 96, Miracle; W. A. Mozart - Requiem KV 626; Symphony KV 550; Symphony KV 425, Linz; Krönungsmesse KV 317, Exultate, jubilate KV 165

Performed by: A. Toscanini Emilia-Romagna Symphony Orchestra; Pesaro Symphony Orchestra; Pro Arte Orchestra Marche, Fano; Karmelòs Orchestra, Udine; B. Maderna Orchestra, Forlì; the A. Galli Opera Choir, Rimini (Mr. Parmeggiani conductor from 1994 to 2005)

Conductor of the Claudio Merulo Choir (Teatro R. Valli, Reggio Emilia, Orchestra Gli Archi Italiani ) in works by A. Banchieri, C. Monteverdi, G. Rossini, G. Fauré, R. Schumann, J. Brahms and W. A. Mozart - Mass KV 167, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore KV 339, Krönungsmesse KV 317

CD Recital Carlo Guelfi: My Arias with the Württembergische Philharmonie, Reutlingen []



Chief Prompter with duties including conducting rehearsals for CO2 by G. Battistelli, commissioned by La Scala Opera House to mark EXPO 2015 (conducted by C. Meister)
Chief Prompter with duties including conducting rehearsals for the opera The Fiery Angel by S. Prokofiev in Russian (conducted by R. Chailly)

Assistant Conductor - V. Bellini - La Sonnambula (cond. P. Fournillier)

Assistant Conductor and Stage Music Director
G. Verdi - Il Trovatore (cond. Z. Mehta)
G. Verdi - La Traviata (cond. Z. Mehta)
O. Schoeck - Penthesilea (cond. G. Albrecht)
P. Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana; R. Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (cond. B. Bartoletti)

Chief Prompter with duties including conducting
W. A. Mozart - The Magic Flute (cond. T. Guschlbauer)
G. Puccini - La Bohème (cond. D. Oren and R. Rizzi Brignoli)
G. Verdi - Attila (cond. R. Abbado)
G. Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (cond. C. Abbado)
G. Verdi - Otello; W. A. Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro (cond. Z. Mehta)
G. Rossini - The Barber of Seville (cond. K. L. Wilson)
N. Rimsky-Korsakov -Kitez (in Russian) (cond. by M. Whun-Chung)
W. A. Mozart - Idomeneo (conducted by M. Whun-Chung)
L. Janacek - Katia Kabanova, in Czech (cond. C. Thielemann)
A. Boito - Mefistofele (cond. B. Bartoletti)
P. I. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
G. Verdi - Il Trovatore (cond. Z. Mehta)
G. Donizetti - Parisina d'Este (cond. B. Bartoletti)

Chief Prompter with duties including Assistant Conductor Puccini Manon Lescaut (cond. D. Oren)
G. Verdi - Macbeth (cond. J. Jones)
W. A Mozart Così fan tutte (cond. G. Korsten)

Chief Prompter on Tour of Japan (cond. Z. Mehta)
G. Verdi - La Traviata, G. Puccini - Turandot

Choirmaster Gounod Faust Opening of Ravenna Festival 2005 (cond. P. Fournillier),
G. Verdi - Nabucco (cond. M. Stefanelli) and Ernani (cond. G. Andretta)

Choirmaster - G. Rossini - Cinderella (cond. A. Zedda)
Stage Music Director - V. Bellini - Norma (cond. P. Maag)


Sight Reading at the A. Masini Music School, Forlì.
Lecturing at the Colleges of Music in Milan (Como branch), Novara and Bologna (Cesena branch). Permanent post lecturing in Choir Practice at the G. B. Martini College of Music, Bologna.

Conducting ensembles at the various Colleges of Music where he has taught in the following works:
E. d’Astorga - Stabat Mater
L. Bernstein - Chichester Psalms (orchestral version)
H. Biber - Requiem in f minor
J. Brahms - Schicksalslied op. 54, Nänie op. 82, Liebeslieder Walzer, Vier Gesänge op. 17
B. Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
A. Bruckner - Mass no. 2 (for eight voices and 15 wind instruments)
A. Caldara - Magnificat, Stabat Mater
C. Orff - Carmina Burana
F. Mendelssohn - Der 42. Psalm, op. 42
W. A. Mozart - Kyrie KV 341, Krönungsmesse KV 317, Vesperae KV 339
G. Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle
F. Schubert - Mass in G, Stabat Mater
D. Scarlatti - Stabat Mater for 10 voices
I. Stravinsky - Mass, Cantata, Symphony of Psalms
A. Steffani - Stabat Mater a 6

Choirmaster for the following productions by the G. B. Martini College of Music, Bologna
G. Donizetti - Il Campanello (Bologna Opera House)
G. Rossini - L’Equivoco stravagante (Bologna Opera House)
O. Respighi - Re Enzo, first modern performance (Bologna Opera House)
E. Bossi - Malombra, first modern performance (Bologna Opera House)
L. Mancinelli - Paolo e Francesca (Bologna Opera House)
G. Rossini - Stabat Mater – Bicentennial of the College of Music

Other skills
Foreign languages: German (excellent); English (basic); Russian & Czech (acquired during experience as prompter)
Good knowledge of Mac OSX software and applications, particularly re: multimedia productions and audio-video post-production


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