Mackerras conducting fellow Valentina Peleggi

Valentina Peleggi

Assistant Conductor

Valentina Peleggi is an italian conductor the Mackerras Fellow at ENO for this season and next. She studied in Rome, Siena and at the Royal Academy of Music, winning the top prizes at each institution. She makes her ENO conducting debut with two performances of this production of La bohème in February 2019, conducts the ENO/Unicorn Theatre production of Dido and Aeneas in May, and her own main-house production in 2020.

Currently for ENO: conducting La boheme, Dido, and assisting on Akhnaten


Career Highlights

Valentina is also Guest Music Director at the Teatro São Pedro in São Paulo, conducting an Italian opera there every season (Rossini in 2018).  This follows two years as Resident Conductor of the OSESP São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop and Principal Conductor of their professional chorus, when she was awarded the São Paulo Critics’ Prize for Conductor of the Year 2018 and the Audience vote in Revista Concerto (Brazil’s major classical music magazine). Guest conducting engagements this season includes concerts with the BBC Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Baltimore Symphony, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra, a subscription week with the São Paulo Symphony and a Villa Lobos CD with the symphonic chorus.

Last updated: 8th November 2018