Elisabetta Maschio attended the conservatory "G.Verdi" in Milan taking piano lessons with Riccardo Risaliti.
She started her career as répétiteur with Laurence Foster in Paris and worked in that capacity in numerous theatres and music festivals both in Italy and abroad, such as Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Regio in Turin, Macerata Festival and Salzburg Festival.
She went through conductorship under the direction of Edoardo Müller and Gustav Kuhn, beeing his assistant conductor from 1989 to 1992.
Her public conducting debut took place in 1991 with the Budapest Staatsoper Orchestra in a performance of G. Verdi's Il Trovatore. In the same year she had a big personal success at "Macerata Festival" conducting Madama Butterfly. Since she has been regularly conducting in the operatic repertoire in various theatres both in Italy and abroad, such as Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Comunale in Modena, Teatro Politeama Greco in Lecce, Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Teatro Sistina in Rome, Auditorium Pollini in Padova, Prague National Theatre and so on. Moreover, she has conducted in both the symphonic and operatic repertoires in Madrid, Budapest, Mexico City, Prague and Bilbao, conducting orchestras such as "Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento", "Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia", the "Padua Chamber Orchestra", "Bologna Chamber Orchestra", "Marchigiana Philarmonic" Orchestra, "Jasi Philarmonic Orchestra" (Romania), Staatsoper Orchestra in Budapest and the Orchestra of Novara.
In 1995 she founded the Sardinia Youth Orchestra. From 1995 until 1997 she was musical supervisor (operatic and symphonic repertoire, chamber music) of the Ente Concerti "M De Carolis" in Sassari and from 1996 until 1997 musical director and chief conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra in Lecce, conducting in the symphonic repertoire ranging from XVIII century to contemporary music.
Many famous artists such as Anna Caterina Antonacci, Ghena Dimitrova, Giorgio Merighi, Roberto Servile, Bruno Praticò, Andrea Bocelli (with whom she has recorded some pieces of his first L.P. ), Benedetto Lupo, Pavel Berman, Thomas Demenga, Lucero Tena, Yasuko Hayashij, Leonidas Kavakos have sung under her baton.
Her recording include ancient arias and Italian belcanto for R.C.A., unpublished pieces by L. Leo and N. Porpora for Bongiovanni and live recordings of G. Verdi's Falstaff and Mozart's Don Giovanni.
Recently she conducted Cin-Ci-Lá by Virgilio Ranzato at Teatro Verdi in Trieste (Italy), a concert with the Orchestra Giovanile in Asolo (Italy), Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in Novara and Mantua (DVD for "Kicco Classic"), Haydn's Stabat Mater in Aosta, Britten's Simple Symphony and Roussel's Sinfonietta in D minor with the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento and Verdi's Requiem at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, Orchestra of Toulon.
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