Americo was born in Rome, Italy, in 1972.
He completed his initial musical studies at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome in 1988, graduating with honours in clarinet. He has performed with many prestigious orchestras including l’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, l’Opera di Roma, l’Orchestra da Camera di Mantova and l’Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, working with conductors including Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Myung-Whun Chung and Valery Gergiev.
Americo subsequently pursued further studies at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, obtaining diplomas in orchestral conducting and composition in 2010 and 2011 under the guidance of Maestro Dario Lucantoni and Maestro Francesco Carotenuto. In 2012, he also graduated with a Second Level Degree in Musical Disciplines – Conducting, with honours.
Since 2013, Americo has studied orchestral conducting on numerous courses and in international masterclasses with Maestro Ennio Nicotra.
As a conductor he has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Orchestra of the Foundation Teatro Massimo of Palermo and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
He is currently the Music Director at Opera in Roma, where he conducts a very active concert schedule.
“The young Maestro Americo Caretti is a talented musician with a great experience in conducting symphonic, opera and contemporary music”.
Maestro Ennio Nicotra
“Our second International Conductors’ Workshop at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic… A special shout out should go to Italian Americo Caretti from whom we could all learn a great deal. His total immersion in the music and unadulterated joy at being on the podium were so refreshing. Thank you, Americo”.
Maestro Andrew Constantine Music Director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Americo Caretti… I appreciated his musicality, his educated preparation and his congeniality for the musicians under his guidance. All of this in the dual role of symphonic and operatic conductor. I also admired his exellence in planning and the speed of progress of groups under him (including opera companies), enabling him to make the most of the musicians with whom he works and to take advantage of rehearsal time with great economy”.
Maestro Antonio Ballista