OperA

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“Once again, the spark plug was the vigorous conducting of Francesco Milioto, around whose fine instrumental ensemble the nonsensical action cavorted, danced and tumbled. He kept everything moving at full throttle...”

— John von Rhein of The Chicago Tribune

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Music Staff: Cover/Assistant Conductor
2018-19: Cendrillon (*LOC debut performance 1/11/19) and La traviata 
2017-18: Rigoletto and The Pearl Fishers 
*2013-17: La traviata, Capriccio, Tosca, The Merry Widow, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Zauberflöte and Eugene Onegin

Opera San Antonio: Guest Conductor
2018-19: La traviata

Arizona Opera: Guest Conductor
2017-18: The Barber of Seville

Dallas Opera: Cover/Assistant Conductor
2018-19: Falstaff, and guest conductor Pepito (Family Performance)
2016-17: Moby Dick, and guest conductor Bastien and Bastienne (Family Performances)

Santa Fe Opera: Music Staff: Cover/Assistant Conductor
2019: Jenufa
2015-18: Salome, La Fanciulla del West, The Golden Cockerel and Ariadne auf Naxos

Chicago Opera Theater: Guest Conductor
2017-18: Double-bill Il Pigmalione and Rita (Donizetti)
*2013-16: Giovanna d’Arco (Verdi), The Emperor of Atlantis (Ullmann), The Clever One (Orff), Macbeth (Bloch) and Lucio Silla (Mozart)

Assistant Conductor/Chorus Master/Rehearsal Pianist 2009-2010
Mose in Egitto (Rossini), Three Decembers (Heggie) and La Tragédie de Carmen 

New Millennium Orchestra: Music Director
December 2014: Bluebeard’s Castle 
March 2013: Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann)

Opera Santa Barbara: Guest Conductor
March 2014: Falstaff
April 2013: Don Pasquale

Los Angeles Opera: First Assistant Conductor to James Conlon
April 2012: La Bohème
November 2010: Rigoletto

The Ravinia Festival: (2004-13)
Assistant Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist/Coach/Prompter
*2005-2013: Projects included: Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, and Otello, as well as many symphonic and choral works.
2004: Le Nozze di Figaro (with Daniel Barenboim)

Portland Opera: Assistant Conductor/Chorus Master
January 2013: Tosca

Opera Southwest: Guest Conductor
March 2011: La traviata

Chicago Cultural Center Summer Opera: Music Director 2002-2009
Productions included: Acis and Galatea, Il Signor Bruschino, The Magic Flute, The Love for Three Oranges, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Dido and Aeneas (conductor/harpsichord), Geneviève de Brabant (Satie), Candide, Le Nozze di Figaro (conductor/harpsichord)