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Italian conductor Daniela Musca is sought after as a symphonic and operatic conductor, acclaimed for the individuality and passion of her interpretations, her dedication to sound, and her attention to detail. 

In the 2023-24 season, she conducts the New Year’s Concert with the Malmö Symphony, makes her debut with the Jönköping Sinfonietta and Helsingborg Symphony, and returns to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Wermland Opera in Karlstad to lead 18 performances of a new production of Tosca.  Firmly committed to developing new generations of artists, she will be working with the orchestras of the Malmö and Gothenburg music academies. Recent highlights also include Rigoletto with the Royal Opera in Stockholm and Out of the Blue, a new work for dancers and orchestra with music by Bach, Stravinsky, and Björk, choreographed by Anouk Van Dijk with Malmö Opera, where she has been reinvited to conduct Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco in Autumn 2024.

Musca conducted production premieres of L’elisir d’amore, The Count of Luxembourg, and Eugene Onegin, as well as revivals of Don Pasquale, The Threepenny Opera, La Traviata, Norma, and Otello at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. She made critically acclaimed debuts at the International May Festival in Wiesbaden, conducting Otello and L’elisir d’amore, and she led a new production of The Land of Smiles at the Lehar Festival in Bad Ischl. Her interpretation of Eugene Onegin at the Staatstheater Darmstadt was awarded the prize for the best Musical Interpretation at the Hessian Theater Days. As a pianist, she has accompanied Júlia Várady, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Cecilia Bartoli, and Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli.

Guest conducting appearances include the Gothenburg Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, the Norwegian Radio, Turku Symphony, Würzburg Philharmonic, Recreation Großes Orchester Graz, and Oulu Sinfonia. Musca’s first recording, with the Norrköping Symphony and harpist Delphine Constantin-Reznik, was released by BIS Records in 2021.  Medici. TV broadcasted her engagement with the Odense Symphony, conducting the final rounds and winner’s concert at the Carl Nielsen International Competition. Musca also recorded the documentary Le Passage du Flambeau with Júlia Várady, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. 

Musca previously assisted Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Donald Runnicles, and Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Salzburg Festival.

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