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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 2020 the Oper Frankfurt produced her new opera Inferno. The chamber opera Pinocchios Abenteuer was presented in 2021 by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and in a new production at the Oper Frankfurt. The new opera Das fliegende Klassenzimmer will make its debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the theatres of Düsseldorf and Duisburg in 2022; the new choral work Les paroles gélées will also premiere in 2022 at the Nouvelle Philharmonie Paris.

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 choral work Inedia prodigiosa was produced in 2016 by Romaeuropa Festival with the choruses of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and in 2019 at the Nouvelle Philharmonie Paris.

In 2020-21 Lucia Ronchetti taught composition at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt and was a guest Professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt.


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