Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni studied organ, piano, and composition at the Milan Conservatory, where he worked with Gilberto Serembe, and later attended the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, where he studied with Gianluigi Gelmetti. He also worked with Gianandrea Noseda at the Royal Academy of Music in London, before making his debut in 2007 with the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin. In 2009, he became Antonio Pappano's assistant at the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden. Rustioni is the principal conductor of the Opéra National de Lyon, and he also conducts at La Fenice, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. In 2011, he made his first appearance at the Glimmerglass Festival, which he followed in 2013 with his debut with the Washington National Opera. Rustioni has also conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, Opera North, the Welsh National Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Oper Stuttgart, the Staatsoper Berlin, and the Opernhaus Zürich. In concert performances, Rustioni has also conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo. He has recorded for Naxos, Opus Arte, and Sony Classical.