Praised for “his talent and great theatrical instincts”, Davide Levi has worked with some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in Europe, including Oper Leipzig, Malmö Opera, Garsington Opera, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Opera North, Opera de Tenerife, English Touring Opera, The Royal Ballet, I Pomeriggi Musicali, the Hebrides Ensemble, the Britten-Pears Symphony Orchestra. Feeling at ease both in the orchestra pit and on the concert platform, Davide has a wide knowledge of both symphonic and operatic repertoire.


In March 2021, Davide made his debut at the Opera de Tenerife conducting Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, a production he also conducts at the Teatro Regio di Parma and the Teatro Massimo di Palermo in the 2022/2023 season. He also made his debut with the Malmö Opera Orchestra, where he will be returning next season for a symphonic concert. In the 2023/2024 season, Davide conducts a New Year’s concert w. Jönköping Sinfonietta.

Davide is the current Sir Charles Mackerras Junior Fellow in Conducting, a position that led him to conduct several projects including collaborations with the Philharmonia Orchestra and, in 2022, with Welsh National Opera.

He was also awarded the 2021/2022 Kurt Weill/Julius Rudel Conducting Fellowship, working on a production of Lady in the Dark at the Volksoper in Vienna.


Despite the circumstances, 2020 saw successful concerts in London featuring Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Schumann’s Manfred Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. He assisted Pablo Heras Casado in Madrid, conducting the orchestra of the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia in a concert featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Triple Concerto, and Giuseppe Finzi at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari on a production of The Merry Widow.

Projects that had to be postponed or were canceled due to the pandemic include assisting Ivan Fischer on his tour with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Budapest Festival Orchestra and assisting Tobias Ringborg on a production of Verdi’s Un Giorno di Regno at Garsington.

Fluent in five languages, opera has become Davide’s natural habitat; recent highlights include performances of Cavalleria Rusticana, La Traviata, Cosi fan tutte, Carmen and La Cambiale di Matrimonio. He assisted GMD Ulf Schirmer on Oper Leipzig’s highly acclaimed production of La Fanciulla del West and the entire Ring Cycle in 2018/19, for which he was called back in the following season.

Passionate about working with young musicians and bringing music to communities, Davide has conducted workshops for emerging composers with the Orchestra of Opera North and the Hebrides Ensemble.


Davide Levi – Donizetti – Don Pasquale Cheti cheti immantinente w. Malmö Opera Orchestra (2021)

Davide Levi – Strauss – Arabella Aber der Richtige w. Malmö Opera Orchestra (2021)

Davide Levi – Cimarosa – Il matrimonio segreto, Aria Paolino at Opera de Tenerife (2021)

Davide Levi – Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) – w. Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra/Philharmonia Orchestra (2019)

Davide Levi – Werther – Air des lettres w. Malmö Opera Orchestra (2021)

Davide Levi – Thomas – Hamlet – Doute de la lumiere – w. Malmö Opera Orchestra (2021)

Davide Levi -Cimarosa – Il matrimonio segreto, Recitativo Carolina e Finale II at Opera de Tenerife (2021)

Davide Levi – Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances (excerpts) w. Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra (2021)


Il matrimonio segreto at Ópera de Tenerife (Mar. 2021)

“Davide Levi dirigiert das musikalisch dichte und immer wieder an Mozart erinnernde Werk, das allen Solisten interessante Arien gewährt, mit viel Verve und ausgezeichneter Sängerführung.”

– Klaus Billand, Orpheus Magazin

Il matrimonio segreto at Ópera de Tenerife (Mar. 2021)

“La dirección musical corrió a cargo del joven maestro italiano Davide Levi, que demostró tener un alto nivel profesional y mantuvo el control de la orquesta durante toda la representación, mostrando además un sólido conocimiento de la obra. Estuvo especialmente bien en los finales de los dos actos, donde consiguió exponer los diferentes aspectos expresivos de manera muy satisfactoria. […] bajo su batuta, la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife sonó bien trabajada, con claridad de líneas, buenos balances y momentos espléndidos. También fue muy satisfactorio el trabajo del maestro con los cantantes.”

– Francisco Martínez Ramos, Bachtrack