Italian composer Francesco Filidei, 50, has been commissioned by Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and the Paris Opera to write a new opera based on Umberto Eco’s novel ‘The Name of the Rose,’ both opera houses announced.

The world premiere will take place in Milan on April 27, 2025, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, with mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsay and baritone Lucas Meachem.

Francesco Filidei is a concert organist and composer. A student of Salvatore Sciarrino, he has performed internationally. As a composer, he has written in various genres.

His opera Giordano Bruno had its world premiere in 2015 in Porto. The world premiere of his opera L’inondation (The Flood) was given on 27 September 2019 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

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