Highlights of his conducting engagements include National Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, the Theatrical Orchestra of Izmir, the AMIT Orchestra of Roma, the International Orchestra of Italy, the National Orchestra of Portugal, the Symphonic Orchestra of Plovdiv Theater, the Orchestra of Sofia Theater, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Giuseppe Tartini, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Marrucino Theater, the Choir and Orchestra of Luis Mariano (San Sebastian, Spain), the Chamber Orchestra of Toronto, and the Rome Symphonic Orchestra.
As an orchestra conductor, he had notable successes with such operatic productions as: Die Zauberflöte at Colosseum of Oporto (Portugal, 2005), Gianni Schicchi (Orbetello Festival with the legendary Giuseppe Taddei), Tosca (with Silvano Carroli, transmitted on RAI radio3), and La bohème at the State Theater of Izmir (Turkey), the first production of the century in that country.
In addition to presenting master classes throughout Europe, Maestro Giusti has served as musical director for the Mario del Monaco Foundation’s Accademia di Cagli, associate director of Belcanto at the Festival of Avenches (Switzerland), and for over twenty years has been professor of opera at Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (Istituto di Alta Cultura) of Pescara, Italy.
Most recently he has conducted operas in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Canada, and Turkey with various organizations including Nabucco, Aida, Tosca, Carmen, Le nozze di Figaro, Madama Butterfly, La bohème, Carmina Burana, La sonnambula, and many concerts.
Musical Director, Italian Artist Apprentice Program
A master of the Italian style, Maestro Nicolas Giusti is known for his work along side international opera artists June Anderson, Rockwell Blacke, Cecilia Bartoli, Franco Bonisolli, Renato Bruson, Placido Domingo, Leo Nucci, and Giancarlo Menotti, to name a few. As a conductor, coach, teacher, and composer he is the beneficiary of the Italian operatic tradition through his many years of collaboration with Maestro Arturo Toscanini’s assistant Antonio Tonini of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano. He has coached several international artists in preparation for major operatic appearances. As a collaborator in Franco Zeffirelli’s film “Callas Forever,” he was vocal consultant and the pianist of the film.