Ottorino Respighi vs Serge Diaghilev – article

Ottorino Respighi - Serge Diaghilev

I am glad to announce the publication of my article Opera or ballet? Ottorino Respighi vs. Sergei Diaghilev: a study of the sources for La boutique fantasque, Le astuzie femminili, La serva padrona, «Archival notes», Venezia, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, II, 2017, pp. 1-16. (issn: 2499-832x).

You can read the full text here.

Big Success for La Serva Padrona by Paisiello-Respighi

It has been a honor and a pleasure to conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in two semi staged performances of Paisiello-Respighi’s La Serva padrona. Serpina: Raffaella Palumbo. Uberto: Francesco Leone. Vespone: Sandro Dieli.

On July 7th we performed in the amazing Palazzo Riso in Palermo, and on July 9th in the marvelous Palazzo d’Aumale in Terrasini.

Arrivederci Sicilia!



Conducting Respighi-Paisiello with Sinfonica Siciliana!

Save the dates! On July 7th, 2017 and on July 9th 2017, I will conduct two performances of Paisiello-Respighi’s “La Serva padrona” with the Sinfonica Siciliana.


Serpina: Raffaella Palumbo

Uberto: Francesco Leone

Vespone: Sandro Dieli


July 7th, 9pm, Palermo, Palazzo Riso. More info here.

July 9th, 9pm, Terrasini, Palazzo d’Aumale. More info here.


See you in Sicily!



EU Month of Culture Spotlight: Italy

Beautiful article by Jason Steinhauer on my tenure at the Kluge Center of The Library of Congress, documenting my rediscovery of the lost opera “La Serva padrona” by Ottorino Respighi.

«[…] With these missing manuscripts, Corazza was able to recreate Diaghilev and Respighi’s La Serva Padrona, and conduct the first-ever performance of it in Bologna—the city where Respighi was born.»

Read the full article here!