Mourning for an Italian maestro, 75Opera
Rome Opera has announced the death of its former music director Gianluigi Gelmetti.
A busy freelance maestro, Gelmetti held few regular positions, He was Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestr and the Schwetzingen Festival, 1989-1998. From 2000 to 2009 he was in charge at Rome Opera. From 2004 to 2008, he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and for five years from 2012 he was chief of the Orchestre Philharmonique in his home town, Monte-Carlo.
He died of lung cancer.