Francesco Lanzillotta is considered one of his generation most interesting conductors. In recent years he has regularly performed in some of the most prestigious Italian operahouses.
He has also made regular collaborations with important orchestral institutions such as Orchestra Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Swiss Italian Orchestra, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano, Orchestra Haydn in Bolzano, Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma, Orchestra Regionale Toscana in Florence.
He has been music director of Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini for four years where he continues a regular partnership for many projects.
He has also strongly devoted to twentieth century music and contemporary music and opera. ,He conducted Il medico dei pazzi by Battistelli at Opéra de Nancy and at La Fenice di Venezia, where he also conducted La voix humaine and Janàček Zápisník zmizelého. ,
He inaugurated the Macerata Opera Festival 2015 conducting Rigoletto and in the 2017 he has been appointed Music Director of the Festival. During the 2016-17 season he made his debuts with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, National Opera Theatre of Montpellier, Essen Opera Theatre and at the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro with Torvaldo e Dorliska, where he is unanimously acclaimed by the critics.
Recent and future engagements: West Side Story at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Macbeth at the Zurich Opera House, 7 minutes (Battistelli's new opera) at Nancy's Opéra National de Lorraine, La Favorite in Palermo, La Traviata in Venice, Le nozze di Figaro in Moscow, Carmen in Macerata, a new production of Il viaggio a Reims at the Semperoper in Dresden and in Valencia, Le nozze di Figaro in Beijing, Resurrection in Florence, Don Giovanni and Aida in Macerata, Tosca in Treviso, extracts of La Favorita and Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra in Bruxelles. L’amico Fritz in Erl, Nabucco and Il Pirata in Palermo, Rigoletto in Lyon, La Bohème in Munich and Naples, Ulisse (Dallapiccola) in Frankfurt, L’elisir d’amore in Paris, Tokyo and Rome, I Puritani in Wien, La Traviata in Berlin, the special project Bastarda in Bruxelles.
He is also regularly invited by Tokyo Philharmonic, RAI Orchestra of Turin, Czech Philharmonic.