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Lucia Ronchetti

Director of the Music Department


Born in Rome in 1963, Lucia Ronchetti studied Composition and Electronic Music at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, and graduated in Music History from the Università La Sapienza in Rome. Starting in 1994, in Paris, she studied with Gérard Grisey, attended the Annual Cursus at Ircam, and earned her Ph.D in musicology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études en Sorbonne, under the supervision of Prof. François Lesure. In 2005, she was a Visiting Scholar and Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University in New York, invited by Tristan Murail.

In 2021 the Oper Frankfurt will produce her new opera Inferno. The chamber opera Pinocchios Abenteuer will be presented by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and in a new production at the Oper Frankfurt. A new opera will make its debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the theatres of Düsseldorf, Duisburg and Dortmund in late 2021.

In 2020, the Ensemble Vocale Sequenza 9.3, directed by Catherine Simonpietri, carried out the creation of Sangu di rosa, a Commande de l’Etat by the French Ministry of Culture, broadcast live from the studios of Radio France and as part of the Défilé Dior in the Jardin des Tuileries. The Ensemble Modern presented a portrait of Lucia Ronchetti in the series “Happy New Ears” in the theatre of the Oper Frankfurt. Her most recent choral work Inedia prodigiosa was produced by Romaeuropa with the choruses of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and at the Nouvelle Philharmonie in Paris.

In 2020-21 Lucia Ronchetti is to teach composition at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt and will be a guest Professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt.


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