Giacomo Sagripanti begann seine Karriere in Italien und Deutschland mit Debüts u. a. beim Festival della Valle d’Itria und am Theater Lübeck. Seither dirigierte er u. a. an der Semperoper Dresden (La Cenerentola), am Teatro La Fenice in Venedig (Madama Butterfly), am Opernhaus Zürich (L’elisir d’amore), am Bolschoi-Theater in Moskau (Don Carlo) und an der Opéra national de Paris (Il barbiere di Siviglia, I Capuleti e i Montecchi) sowie beim Rossini Festival in Pesaro und in der Arena di Verona. Daneben widmet er sich dem symphonischen Repertoire. Im März 2016 gab er sein Debüt beim Philharmonischen Orchester St. Petersburg, zuletzt war er Musikalischer Leiter bei La traviata am Teatro Massimo di Palermo. (Stand: 2017)After successfully completing his studies in piano and composition, he was selected and admitted to “Scuola dell’Opera Italiana” of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, a specialized opera center where he could study professional opera conducting and lyric vocality. He participated in several master classes, studying under the following and receiving unanimous appreciation of his talent: Bruno Bartoletti, Donato Renzetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Renato Palumbo, Riccardo Frizza, Nicola Luisotti, Piero Bellugi, Colin Metters, Jorma Panula, Vladimir Ponkin, Dejan Pavlov, Tamas Pаl and Eythan Pessen.
Despite his youth, he has already developed a wide range of symphonic activity, conducting numerous orchestras, both in Italy and abroad. These include Fondazione del Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Fondazione Toscanini di Parma, Fondazione del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Philharmonische Orchester der Hansestadt Lьbeck, RTV Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Orchestra Rossini di Pesaro, Orchestra Sinfonica Pescarese, Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro F. Cilea di Reggio Calabria, Orchestra 1813, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the RNCM Northern College of Manchester Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Filarmonica del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia. In January 2013 he made his American debut conducting La Cenerentola with Seattle Opera Orchestra.
He conducted Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi during the Pergolesi’s celebrations of Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, and Gianni di Parigi by G. Donizetti at the XXXVI Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca, with unanimous acclaim both from critics and audiences.
In September 2010 he appeared at Festival Pergolesi in Jesi, where he conducted the first Italian performance of Pergolesi’s Servante Maitresse, directed by J. Deschamps, receiving excellent reviews from national critics.
His Cenerentola by G. Rossini in Circuito Lirico Lombardo and at Fondazione Toscanini of Piacenza impressed many and elicited unanimous praise from the most important national magazines (“L’Opera” and “Classic Voice”).
In June 2011 he conducted La Traviata in Cagliari and Madama Butterfly at Carlo Felice in Genoa. In April 2011 he received outstanding reviews from the public and critics for his performance of Mozart’s Requiemwith Orchestra del Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. He also made his official debut in Germany conducting Boito’s Mefistofele in Lьbeck, with enthusiastic reviews by two of the most important German magazines, Die Welt and Orpheus. In the same Theater he conducted Carmen and Hansel und Gretel.
His performance at the opening of Festival Valle d’Itria in 2011 was widely acclaimed and his Rossini’sAureliano in Palmira (with Franco Fagioli in the role of Arsaces) drew unanimous applause from the major Italian critics as did the Gianni di Parigi he conducted at Wexford Festival (October 2011).
Most recently, he conducted Cenerentola in Paris (Palais Garnier), and in Seattle Opera House (making his USA debut), Elisir d’amore in Verona, Madama Butterfly in Venezia La Fenice, La Traviata in Limoges and in Reims; a cycle of symphonic concerts in Tel Aviv, at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and with Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI; Zaira (by Bellini) in Martina Franca, La Forza del Destino in Essen, I Puritani in Jesi, Cenerentola at Dresden Semperoper, La Bohиme in Bolzano.