Francesco Milioto


Francesco Milioto

Praised for his energy and integrity on the podium, Francesco Milioto is forging a unique career as a versatile interpreter of both the operatic and symphonic repertoire. He is currently Music Director of both OPERA San Antonio and Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera, as well as Artistic Advisor to the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. Mr. Milioto enjoys guest conducting relationships with a wide variety of organizations, and cover conductor positions with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Santa Fe Opera.

As a music director and guest conductor Mr. Milioto has thrived in Chicago and beyond. Over his many years in Chicago he claimed the title of Music Director to the New Millennium Orchestra, the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Highland Park Strings, Access Contemporary Music, and the Chicago Cultural Center Summer Opera. As a guest conductor he has amassed several critically acclaimed productions with Chicago Opera Theater and has collaborated with many professional local orchestras. His work with the New Millennium Orchestra and Chicago Opera Theater were each named to the Chicago Sun-Times list of the “10 best performances of the year.” Mr. Milioto is particularly proud of his work with the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago, which he co-found in 2005. His highly acclaimed work over ten seasons with both the Highland Park Strings and Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra ranged from early music to the most contemporary works, and often featured world-renowned soloists. As Artistic Director/Conductor of Access Contemporary Music, Mr. Milioto led the brilliantly vibrant ensemble Palomar, which has been featured on the radio and in performances throughout the city and abroad. He has also conducted successful productions with Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Southwest, Elgin Opera, and Opera on the James.


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