(b. 1961, Rome).
Italian composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Mr. Gregoretti studied composition with Mauro Bortolotti at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1981–90, where he earned his diploma. He studied conducting privately with Giampiero Taverna in Milan from 1983–86 and with Franco Ferrara in Assisi in 1984.
He has received commissions from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, RAI, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Teatro Gaetano Donizetti in Bergamo, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, and the Teatro Sociale in Rovigo. His music has been performed in Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, and the USA.
In addition to the works listed below, Mr. Gregoretti has written much music for films and stage productions since 1983, including works for Henryk Baranowski, John Crowther, Walter Manfrè, Marco Mattolini, Gigi Proietti, Claudio Remondi and Riccardo Caporossi, Margarethe von Trotta, and Lina Wertmüller.
His primary publisher is Rai Trade.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS (for stage works, the date refers to the year of première)
Una Favola per caso (opera in 2 acts with prologue, libretto by Albertina Archibugi), 1999 (collaboration with Nicola Sani)
Il Gioco dei mostri (opera in 2 acts with prologue, libretto by Paolo Fallai), 1999 (collaboration with Nicola Sani)
Il Nuovo Pianeta (ballet in 2 acts, scenario by Vittorio Pavoncello, choreography by Alessandra Di Segni), 2000
Il Piccolo Cantore (opera in 1 act, libretto by Ugo Gregoretti), 2005
L'Ultimo Avventore (opera in 1 act, libretto by Bruno Cagli), 2007
La Fugitive (opera in 3 acts, libretto by Daniel Goldenberg), 2009
Concertante, guitar, vibraphone, orchestra, 1990
Sinfonia, large orchestra, 1992
Bobok, string orchestra, 1993
P. A. C. E. (preludio aperto, cantabile, ending), small orchestra, 2006
Ipocantico (Invocazione in frantumi), flute, string orchestra, 2007
Tetra, clarinet, piano, string orchestra, 2008
Serenata, flute, 1989
Abend und Kerker, 2 harps, 1993
Sirventese caudato, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, French horn, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, 1995
Sogno, avvertenza sugli scrupoli della fantasia, clarinet, 1996
Horizontal Blue, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2000
Metatem, 3 accordions, 2003
Conseguenze, flute, violin, fixed media (2 tracks), 2003
Mundus novus, flute, piano, 2006
Immaginario connettivo, string quartet, 2007
Trasporto 1941, flute, percussion, 2008
Grenzen, cello, 2008
Solitude, amplified viola, 2008
Faust Suite No. 1, female voice, baritone, small orchestra, fixed media (2 tracks), 1997 (concert suite from Faust, poema radiosinfonico)
Tre Poesie di Lù Leone, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1999
Cavallo in un' isola (text by Jacques Prévert [translated by the composer]), speaker, orchestra, 1999
Faust Suite No. 2, female voice, baritone, small orchestra, fixed media (2 tracks), 1999 (concert suite from Faust, poema radiosinfonico)
Aforisma (text by Oscar Wilde [translated by the composer]), speaker, orchestra, 2000
La Topina Commedia (texts by Dario Buzzolan, Paola Catella, Giobbe Covatta), speaker, cello, percussion, orchestra, 2002
Io corro (text by Dacia Maraini), speaker, orchestra, 2007
Bicinia (text by Bruno Cagli), 2 sopranos, marimba, 2007–08
La Creazione (text by Giorgio Somalvico), speaker, string orchestra, 2008
Looking Up, 2009
Tico Suite, fixed media (8 tracks), 2003
Faust, poema radiosinfonico (radio opera in 2 acts, libretto by the composer, after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), female voice, baritone, small orchestra, fixed media (2 tracks), 1993 (concert suites were arranged as Faust Suite No. 1, Faust Suite No. 2)
Spiritual Songs (folksongs from the USA, spirituals from the USA), female voice, children's chorus, orchestra, 2001