Glyndebourne replaces a no-fly conductor

Glyndebourne replaces a no-fly conductor


norman lebrecht

March 24, 2021

Sesto Quatrini, artistic director of Lithuanian National Opera, will make his UK debut this summer at Glyndebourne in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia.


Quatrini, 36, replaces fellow-Italian Giancarlo Andretta, who is unable to reach the UK due to quarantine restrictions.


  • Greg Bottini says:

    I don’t know anything about his conducting, but Sesto Quatrini is one of the greatest Italian names I have ever seen.
    If I had a son, I would name him Sesto Quatrini.

  • Jonathan Sutherland says:

    Sesto Quatrini is a serious talent.
    I heard him twice at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca and was greatly impressed.
    The Lithuanian National Opera was very lucky to have lured him to the chilly Baltic north.
    One hopes that his serial Asian stalker doesn’t know where Glyndebourne is. Fortunately all the opera is called ‘Il Turco in Italia’ and not L’Italiano in Inghilterra’.

  • Zandonai says:

    Guido Cantelli was the last great Italian conductor I know.

  • In bocca al lupo says:

    Wonderfully charismatic and talented young conductor mentored by Fabio Luisi, conducted an outstanding giorno del regno in Martina Franca back in 2017 conducted from memory, gave every single cue to singers and ensemble, great choice, lucky Glyndebourne!

  • Zandonai says:

    Compared to the great Guido Cantelli, all these names you guys mentioned are all babies.

  • Adrian Brown says:

    As if no one from the UK was up to it!