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Lucia Ronchetti

Lucia Ronchetti studied Composition and Computer Music at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia of Rome and Philosophy at the University of Rome.
In Paris, she obtained a PhD in musicology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études en Sorbonne, under the direction of François Lesure (1999).
In 2005, she was a Visiting Scholar (Fulbright fellow) at the Department of Music of Columbia University in New York, at the invitation of Tristan Murail.
Lucia Ronchetti has been composer-in-residence at the following institutions: Villa Concordia, Bamberg; Yaddo, New York; Staatsoper of Stuttgart; MacDowell Colony, Boston; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Schloss Werdenberg (Switzerland) among others, and has also received funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
A special focus of her work lies in the field of music theater: Her creations range from operas and chamber operas for professional singers and musicians to choral operas for ensembles with amateur choirs, and even to music-theatrical experiments without a stage (\'Drammaturgia\'). From 2012 to 2015, she realized a three-season music theater project as part of a co-production between the Semperoper Dresden and the Opera Halle: \”Contrascena,\” \”Sub-Plot,\” and \”Mise en abyme.\” Her opera \”Esame di mezzanotte\” premiered in 2015 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and was awarded \”Premiere of the Year 2015\” by the opera magazine Opernwelt.
In 2017, she presented her chamber opera \”Rivale\”, commissioned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. The chamber opera \”The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi\”, with on a libretto by Eugene Ostashevsky, was performed at the Biennale di Venezia in October 2019. In 2021, Oper Frankfurt will present her new opera \”Inferno\” under the direction of Tito Ceccherini as well as a new production of the chamber opera \”Pinocchio\'s Adventures\”, which will have its German-language premiere at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
From 1991 to 1995, she was the artistic director of the multidisciplinary festival Animato in Rome, held at the Sala1 art space, in collaboration with its curator-director Mary Angela Schroth. In 2021 Lucia Ronchetti is a guest professor at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2021 she is the artistic director of the Biennale Musica in Venice.

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