Lauded by Il Corriere della Sera for “obtaining powerful and refined colors from the orchestra, taking great care of the beauty of the sound, giving the narration a swift and theatrically effective pace” (La traviata), by Il Giorno for his “well focused conducting” (L’aio nell’imbarazzo), and by Seen and Heard International for “instilling drama and excitement in every note”, Vincenzo Milletarì is firmly and rapidly establishing himself among the leading conductors of his generation.
Engagements of his 2022/2023 season include his highly acclaimed debut at the Festival Opera Donizetti in Bergamo with L’aio nell’imbarazzo, Ariadne auf Naxos at the Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, Rigoletto at the Prague State Opera, La bohème at the Göteborg Opera, and the Donizetti rarity Deux hommes et une femme at the Opéra de Tours and Tosca with the Den Jyske Opera in Aarhus. On the concert platform, he leads the New Year’s Eve Concert Gala at the Royal Swedish Opera, inaugurates the current season of the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, and conducts concerts with Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana and the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna.
Vincenzo Milletarì embarked on his career in 2017, immediately collaborating with prestigious opera companies throughout Europe, such as the Royal Danish Opera (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Madama Butterfly), the Royal Swedish Opera (Rigoletto, La traviata, Carmen) and the Prague State Opera (Madama Butterfly and a new production of Rigoletto), the Norwegian Opera Oslo (Rigoletto) and the Bergen Opera (The Merry Widow).
In his native Italy, he conducted a concert of sacred music at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, Il trovatore at the Macerata Opera Festival and the above mentioned L'aio nell'imbarazzo at the Festival Donizetti Opera. He made his debut with the Orchestra della Toscana in 2021 and returns to lead this orchestra in May 2023. The conductor collaborates on a regular basis with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and has been invited to lead concerts with this orchestra every year since his 2018 debut. In 2023, he opens the prestigious Kissinger Sommer Festival in Germany with an operatic gala and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano.
Equally at ease in the symphonic repertoire, Vincenzo Milletarì frequently collaborates with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra and the Copenhagen Philharmonic.
Born in Taranto in 1990, Vincenzo Milletarì studied at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Milan and at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, refining his operatic repertoire under the mentorship of Riccardo Muti and Pier Giorgio Morandi, with whom he has regularly worked since 2015.
Prize winner in many international conducting competitions, he won the second prize (first not awarded) at the 10th "Arturo Toscanini" International Conducting Competition and the "Hera Comm" audience prize in Parma. In 2015 he was awarded 2nd prize at the "Sir Georg Solti" conducting competition in Chicago.
Vincenzo Milletarì has recorded a CD with the Copenhagen Philharmonic featuring instrumental and symphonic music by Max Bruch, released by the Brilliant label.