Opera Baroque: “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Fully staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera
with members of the Virtuosi Summer Institute and Greve Opera Academy
Guest Conductor: Giacomo Benedetti
Giacomo Benedetti took part in many organ and piano competitions winning first prizes and placements. He has recorded CDs and DVDs and often performs concerts as Organist, Pianist, Harpsichordist and Choir Director in Italy and in various nations such as Japan, Netherlands, United States of America, Mexico, Finland and Germany. Benedetti has studied piano with Rosa Scarlino, harpsichord with Annaberta Conti and Alfonso Fedi, basso continuo with Andrea Perugi and Organ and Organ Composition with Giovanni Clavorà Braulin at the conservatory “Lorenzo Cherubini” of Florence obtaining his specialisation degree cum laude. Benedetti attended masterclasses in Italy and abroad, with well known organists such as: Gianluca Libertucci, Matteo Imbruno, Gustav Leonhardt, Celestino Dionsi, Cristophe Rousset, Ton Koopman, Liuwe Tamminga, Wolfang Zerer, Anton Pauw, and Michel Bouvard. He worked in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, in the Church of Orsanmichele, in Florence’s municipality, in San Marco’s Church, in Santo Spirito, and currently he is organist in San Miniato al Monte Basilica and Santa Felicita Church a Ponte Vecchio, Florence.