Young Italian conductor Vincenzo Milletarì made his National Theatre Opera debut on 16 January 2020 (Madama Butterfly at the State Opera). The 2020/21 season sees him return to the State Opera with a new production of Rigoletto and again with Madama Butterfly. Vincenzo studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He refined his operatic repertoire under the mentorship of Riccardo Muti and Pier Giorgio Morandi, with whom he has regularly worked since 2015. Prize winner in many international conducting competitions, he won the second prize (first not awarded) at the 10th "Arturo Toscanini" International Conducting Competition as well as the "Hera Comm" audience prize in Parma. In 2015 he was awarded 2nd prize at the "Sir Georg Solti" conducting competition in Chicago. Since 2017, Vincenzo has embarked on his career, immediately working in prestigious national theatres throughout Europe, such as the Royal Danish Opera (Il barbiere di Siviglia in 2017 and 2019, Madama Butterfly in 2021) and the Royal Swedish Opera (Rigoletto in 2019, La traviata in 2020, Carmen and Rigoletto in 2021). Ranging through the symphonic and operatic repertoire, he regularly works with the Orchestra Sinfonica La Verdi in Milano, Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra and the Copenhagen Philharmonic, with whom he has recorded a CD featuring Bruch’s symphonic and instrumental music, released by Brilliant label. In 2017, Vincenzo was guest conductor at the Festival della Valle d’Itria and in 2020, he conducted Il trovatore at the Macerata Opera Festival. His next highlights include several title and opera house debuts, culminating with his debut at the Vienna Muiskverain conducting the Tonkünstler-Orchester in a programme with music by Puccini, Mendelssohn and Nielsen.