First violin of the Teatro Regio di Parma for 14 years, Michelangelo Mazza has gained great experience in the operatic field, working with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Yuri Temirkanov and Lorin Maazel.
In 2014 he made his successful debut as Conductor on the podium of Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo in Brazil leading Falstaff by Verdi, in 2015 he was invited back to conduct two new productions: Manon Lescaut and Così fan tutte. In 2014 he also conducted a series of symphonic concerts on the podium of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
In 2015 he also gained a great success conducting productions of I Pagliacci at National Theatre of Tirana and Rigoletto on the podium of Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania.
During his career of violinist, Michelangelo Mazza has served as first violin in such prestigious orchestras as Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana OSI of Lugano (Switzerland), Orchestra of Teatro Nacional de São Carlos de Lisboa and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès (OSV) de Barcelona.
As soloist and concertmaster of Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma and Solisti dell’Opera Italiana he has held several concerts in the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall of New York, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Kioi Hall in Tokyo and Concert Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.
As first violin of Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, he has recorded all the operas by Giuseppe Verdi, a collection entitled “Tutto Verdi” for the label Unitel Classic.