reviews and musical journalism

As a journalist I have been closely involved with music and opera first in my home town, Verona, and subsequently in Madrid (where I now live). I particularly like to engage with questions connected with the management of artistic and cultural life: a subject I have discussed in many interviews with various superintendents, directors of music festivals, artistic directors, conductors, performers, composers and stage directors.

My collaboration with the Il Giornale della Musica, which began in 1994, continues as the correspondent for Spain, where among other things I regularly follow the productions of Madrid’s Teatro Real.

Music critic for the cultural pages of the daily newspapers: La Cronaca di Verona, L’Arena di Verona.

Collaboration with journals: Il Giornale della MusicaAmadeus, Cadenze, Transatlantico,  Rumor(s)cena, for which I follow not only the classical repertoire, but also contemporary music, jazz, theatre and dance performances.

Reviews, communications and reports: Arena di Verona, Teatro la Fenice of Venice, Venice Biennale, Teatro Bibiena of Mantua, Teatro Real of Madrid, Printemps des arts of Montecarlo, Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia” of Valencia, Auditorio Nacional of Madrid, Festival Internacional de Música y Danza of Granada, Festival “Las huelgas Medieval” of Burgos, Abu Dhabi Festival.


Superintendents and artistic directors

Arena di Verona: Mauro Trombetta, Renzo Giacchieri, Claudio Orazi;

Teatro Real, Madrid: Gerard Mortier, Joan Matabosch;

Abu Dhabi Festival: Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo.

Performers and conductors

Lang Lang, the French organist Thierry Escaich, the members of the English early music vocal group Hilliard Ensemble, the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi, the English conductor Ivor Bolton.


Carlo Boccadoro, Luigi Einaudi, Marco Betta, Marco Stroppa, the Swede Staffan Mossenmak, the Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov, the Spaniard Mauricio Sotelo.

Stage directors

Hans Werner Herzog, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Beni Montresor, Peter Pawlik, Giuliano Montaldo, Hugo de Hana, Peter Sellars, Carlus Padrissa .