Jean-Romain Vesperini

Jean-Romain Vesperini

Jean-Romain Vesperini studied acting at l’École du Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris and singing at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he trained as a baritone. After graduation, he decided to pursue a career as a stage director and spent several years collaborating with Luc Bondy, Peter Stein, and Georges Lavaudant. As a result of these long-term partnerships, he built solid professional experience by managing, leading the artistic ensembles, planning, and negotiating in major opera houses such as La Scala, the Paris and Lyon Operas, the Bolshoi Opera, Opéra-Comique, Salzburg Festspiele, Verona Opera, and the Aix en Provence festival. In 2012, his career developed with a successful production of La Traviata invited by the Rennes, Limoges and Reims Opera houses, broadcast on French national television and radio. 

He then founded his own company and was appointed Artistic Director of Les Nuits de Corté festival in Corsica. He has since been invited to create productions with Opéra National de Paris, the Geneva Opera House, Bolshoi Theatre, Hong Kong Opera, Ekaterinburg National Opera House, Saint-Etienne Opera House, Palazzetto Bru Zane, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Théâtre National de Nice, and Festival Napa Valley, among others. Recent invitations include those from the Quebec Opera House and the Mariinsky Theater. Vesperini is grateful to have worked with artists such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Tugan Sokhiev, Evan Rogister, Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Rustioni, Alain Altinoglu, Daniele Gatti. Vesperini is fluent in French, English, German, Italian, and Russian.



Saturday, July 20 | 6:30 PM
Manetti Shrem Opera: Mozart's
The Abduction from the Seraglio

Experience thrilling onstage alchemy when soprano Brenda Rae and tenor Michele Angelini perform Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. The celebrated stars are joined by bass David Soar, Volti Chorale and five members of BODYTRAFFIC. Carlo Montanaro leads Festival Orchestra Napa in this comedic tale of forbidden love. Jean-Romain Vesperini directs.

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