Valeria Racco – Assistant Conductor & Italian Coach
Italian pianist, coach and conductor Valeria Racco collaborates regularly with opera companies around the UK, such as Opera North, Garsington Opera, Clonter Opera, Clonter Opera and Grange Festival and Theater Hagen (DE). She held the prestigious position of Trainee Repetiteur at English National Opera for the 2017/2018 season.
Since 2017, Valeria holds the position of Opera Role Coach at the Royal Academy of Music and works with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds College of Music.
Valeria has played for numerous productions working side by side with international conductors and directors such as Karen Kamensek, Leo McFall, Martyn Brabbins, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Hilary Griffiths, Antony Hermus, Daniel Kramer, Phelim McDermott, Edward Dick, Martin Lloyd-Evans and Clive Timms.
Valeria has worked with internationally renowned singers such as Anthony Roth Costanzo, Brindley Sherratt, Michelle Young, Latonia Moore, Giselle Allen, Robert Hayward, Sarah Pring and Rafael Rojas.
She returned as pianist to ENO in the 2018/2019 season for the Olivier Award winning production of Akhnaten.
Valeria studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the prestigious Opera Course under the direction of Dominic Wheeler, where she has been involved in several productions as music director and pianist.
Full Biog – http://valeriaracco.com