Born in Pesaro, Rosetta Cucchi graduated with honours in piano at the Conservatory of her city, later perfecting her skills under the guidance of musicians such as Jörg Demus, Sergio Fiorentino and Michele Marvulli.
From 1991 to 1994 she joined the Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai in Rome as first piano in the orchestra, playing in concerts conducted by, among others, Gary Bertini, Eduardo Mata and Georges Prêtre. During the same years, she worked steadily with a theatre group in Rome as pianist for the group and as an actress.
Since 1995, she has collaborated as coordinator of musical preparation with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland and with numerous other institutions in Italy and abroad.
In 1999 she made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala in a recital with Mariella Devia, launching a career as a pianist that continues to see her alongside some of the most accredited interpreters of the Italian bel canto repertoire in the most prestigious theatres in the world: from New York to Brussels, from Tokyo to Madrid and London.
In the same year, he also embarked on a new activity as a director, starting with opera productions at the piano such as Traviata, Rigoletto, Falstaff, and Elisir d'amore, in which he simultaneously took care of the musical part and the staging. He made his debut in this new role in Italy at the Teatro Rossini in Lugo in 2001 with a performance on Carlos Gardel, Il passo dell'anima, his text and direction, starring actress Lella Costa and baritone Andrea Concetti, which was then staged at the Teatro Bellini in Catania, the Teatro Sociale in Como and the Teatro Due in Parma.
In 2003, he staged Rossini's La Scala di Seta at the Teatro della Maestranza in Seville to great critical acclaim and a great success with the public. In 2004, he directed the opera Prinzess in Brambilla by Walter Braunfels at the Wexford Opera Festival, a performance widely acclaimed by the international press. He also directed, set and costumes Gli astrologi immaginari by Giovanni Paisiello at the Paisiello Festival in Taranto.
In August 2005, she successfully debuted as director at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in Carlo Coccia's opera Arrighetto, which was subsequently revived at the opening of the season at the Teatro Coccia in Novara. In September 2005, she directed Giuseppe Verdi's Otello at the Teatro Colón in Bogotà, where she was invited to direct a new production of Traviata for the 2007 season. In the 2007-2008 season, she staged Tutti in maschera by Carlo Pedrotti in Savona, Piacenza and Rovigo, and an edition dedicated to young people of L'Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Comunale di Modena. ,
In 2009 he realised, in national premiere, a successful edition of the American musical Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim with which he debuted among other theatres also at the Comunale di Bologna, which was co-producer, in May of the same year he staged Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims at the Municipale di Piacenza.
The 2010-2011 season began with great public and critical success for the production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, La Favorite French version with Daniela Barcellona at the Teatro Alejandro Granda in Lima in April and the Italian premiere of Haendel's Rodelinda at the Festival della Valle D'Itria in August. In the autumn she made her debut on the AsLiCo circuit with a very successful Cenerentola by Rossini 2012 saw her involved in numerous productions in important European theatres from Verdi's La Traviata at the Theatres of Modena Piacenza and Bolzano, then revived at the Tenerife Festival, Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole at the Gulbelkian Theatre in Lisbon, Mascagni's diptych Cavalleria rusticana and De Falla's La vida breve at the Lubeck Theatre in Germany, and continuing in the summer of this year with a rarely performed opera: Bellini's La Zaira, Rigoletto at the Theatre of St. Gallen in Switzerland and L'Arlesiana at the Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland.
Recent and future engagements include Mozart's Idomeneo at the Lübeck Theatre, L'Elisir d'amore at the Comunale di Firenze and in Bologna, a new production of Ponchielli's La Gioconda at the Teatro di St. Gallen. Gallen, Don Giovanni in Tenerife, Modena, Piacenza, Lucca and Genoa, Fedora at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Salome in Wexford and Genoa, La Bohème in Boston, La Favorite in Venice and Liège, Werther in Bologna and Venice, Miseria e nobiltà in Genoa, Adina in Pesaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Boston, L'elisir d'amore and Evgenij Onegin in Omaha, Risurrezione in Wexford and Florence, Adriana Lecouvreur in Bologna and Sydney, Griselda at the Martina Franca Festival, L'amico Fritz at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Otello at the ROF.
She collaborates as Artistic Secretary and director of numerous productions with the Wexford Opera Festival, Ireland, of which she will be Artistic Director from the 2020 Festival.
Since 2001 she has been Artistic Director of the Lugo Opera Festival and from 2006 to 2018 she was Artistic Director of the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini in Parma.