Institutional offices

Governing Council of the cultural association LuccaOPERAfestival

Mattia Campetti

President and artistic director

Born in Lucca in 1982, he got a degree in Cinema, Music and Theatre at the Pisa University in 2007. Since 2008 he studies at the "Scuola dell'opera italiana" of Teatro Comunale in Bologna, where he has interpreted several roles, including Marcello (Bohème), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Barone (Traviata) and Dancaire (Carmen). In 2010 he sings his debut in Pergolesi's Livietta e Tracollo at Valle d’Itria Festival and at Teatro Comunale in Bologna, where he also interprets the roles of Rabastens in Pomme d’api by Offenbach and Barone in La Traviata. During summer 2011 he participates in Festival del Tirolo in Erl (Austria) for the Tannhäuser production directed by Gustav Khun.

Since May 2012 he is artistic director of “I Concerti degli Angeli Custodi” Festival based in Lucca, producing more than 50 events in six months, including lyric, sacred, chamber and contemporary music.

Since January 2013 he is president and artistic director of the Cultural Association LuccaOPERAfestival, dedicated to opera productions featuring internationally renown artists.

Federico Favali

Deputy president

Federico Favali studied composition in Siena and Lucca. In 2012 he was admitted at MMus (Master of Music) in composition at the prestigious King’s College – London.

He attended masterclasses with Silvia Colasanti, Peter Maxwell Davies, Girolamo Deraco and Bernard Adam Ferrero. In 2004 he graduated in piano at “Luigi Boccherini” Institute of music of Lucca. In 2008 he graduated at Bologna University, D.A.M.S. degree (fine arts), with an analysis dissertation about the first movement of Alban Berg’s first string quartet, entitled: “The first movement of Alban Berg’s quartet op.3: a dialogue between tradition and future”.

His compositions has been performed in several italian cities, and abroad in Germany, Argentina, Paraguay, Malaysia and Japan. He collaborated with many renowned musicians such as Sabine Krams, Sebastian Comberti, Federico Poli, Massimo Niccolai, Diadorim Saviola and Chiara Agosti. He is founder of the contemporary music festival  “Estrellas sonoras” of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Luigi Fioretti

Treasurer and Secretary

Fioretti worked at the Banca del Monte di Lucca for almost 40 years, but has always cultivated a passion for music.
At age 16, he began his musical career singing and playing drums in an ensemble of four.  At 22, he joined a choir (Cappella S. Cecilia) and began to study music. He also met a fellow chorister who became his partner for life. 
As a singer his experience has ranged from popular music (the Baluardo choir) to opera (in some production by “Il Serchio delle Muse” in the Garfagnana), sacred music (with the Choir of St. Felicita directed by M ° Pieruccini) to pop music. His grand passion has always been opera which he has followed both in Italy and abroad (Paris, Toulouse, St. Petersburg).