Daniele Gatti became Music Director of the Orchestre National de France in September 2008. In September 2009 he assumes the position of Chef Dirigent of the Zurich Opera. Daniele Gatti was Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1996 to 2009, Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1992 to 1997, Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden between 1994 and 1997 and Music Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna from 1997 to 2007. He has been named ‘Accademico’ of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and in 2005 the Italian critics awarded him the Abbiati Prize.
Daniele Gatti has conducted some of the world’s finest orchestras and is a regular guest conductor with the Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk, Dresden Staatskapelle, Munich Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony orchestras. He has conducted several new opera productions in Vienna (Simon Boccanegra, Moses und Aron, Boris Godunov, Otello), at La Scala (Lohengrin, Wozzeck, Don Carlo, Lulu), in Zurich (Elektra, Parsifal), at the Salzburg Festival (Elektra) at the Bayreuth Festival (Parsifal), and at the Metropolitan Opera (Aida). Recent projects included tours with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Orchestra National de France.