Recognizsed as one of his generation most compelling conductors, Stefano Ranzani is a regular guest of important musical institutions, where he conducted productions Puccini’s Il trittico at MET Opera of New York, I due Foscari and Adriana Lecouvreur at Teatro alla Scala, Lucia di Lammermoor at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at Teatro Regio di Parma and Berlin Deutsche Oper, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Un ballo in maschera, Simon Boccanegra e Stiffelio at Zurich Opernhaus, La traviata at Berlin Deutsche Oper, Madama Butterfly at Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Orleanskaya Deva at Washington Opera, just to name a few.
In the meantime he dedicated himself to symphonic repertory and in 1987 he made his successful debut with the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala. Since then he has been regularly invited for the following seasons. He is a frequent guest conductor of some among the world’s great orchestral companies, such as Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Mozarteum Orchestra di Salisburgo, Bayerische Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, Berliner Philharmoniker, Hamburgische Symphoniker, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionale della Rai di Torino, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, I pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, as well as the orchestras of the major Italian Theaters (Florence, Naples, Torino, Parma).
From 2007 to 2008 he has been the Music Director of the Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania.
Born in Milan, in 1980 he became one of the principal violinists of the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and of the Filarmonica della Scala. In 1983 he started his career as a conductor, as assistant of Gianandrea Gavazzeni. At Teatro Filarmonico di Verona he conducted a symphonic concert in 2010.