Giuseppe Finzi holds degrees in Piano from the Conservatorio N. Piccinni - Bari, in Orchestra conducting, Chamber vocal music at Conservatorio G. Verdi - Milano and a Master in conducting at the Accademia Chigiana - Siena.
After a long experience in the music staff of the Teatro alla Scala, where he worked alongside Riccardo Muti and the most important names of the international scene, he made his debut in 2003 with Tosca at the Teatro Rendano-Cosenza, which was followed by productions of La Traviata, L'Elisir d'amore, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Carmen and Così fan tutte (the latter at the Piccolo Teatro-Milano with the soloists and the orchestra of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala).
Since 2011 he is the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Opera, where, after his debut with L'Elisir d'amore and La Bohème in 2008, he has conducted more than 70 performances of Aida, Turandot, Entführung aus dem Serail, Faust, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Rigoletto as well as new productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Bohème and symphonic concerts.
In 2012 Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin marked his German debut and the beginning of an international career followed by The Nutcracker at the Teatro San Carlo-Naples, new productions of Idomeneo at the Theater Lübeck, Rigoletto at the Teatro Massimo-Palermo and Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, the return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Carmen, that he also conducted in Menorca, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Liceu of Barcelona, L'elisir d'amore at Teatro San Carlo of Naples, , Turandot at the Bregenz Festival.
Among his recent and future engagements: the opening of the season at the Korea National Opera with a new production of Les pêcheurs de perles, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville in occasion of the 200th anniversary of the premiere, La Traviata in Essen, his return in Bregenz with Turandot, a new production of Don Pasquale in San Francisco, as well as Nabucco at the Opéra Monte-Carlo and La fille du régiment in Barcelona.