Antonello Allemandi

Conductor

Antonello Allemandi has established himself as one of his generation’s most interesting conductors. His extraordinary international career has brought him to perform on the world’s most prestigious concert stages and opera houses including Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staastoper, Op?ra Bastille and Th??tre des Champs-Elys?es in Paris, Metropolitan in New York, ROH Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staasoper in Munich, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Bunka Kaikan and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Grand Th??tre de Gen?ve, Teatro Regio and Festival Verdi in Parma and Festival de Santander, just to name a few.

From 1992 to 1997 he was the Musical Director of the Orchestre Colonne in Paris, the most ancient French Symphony Orchestra. He also conducted the Nouvelle Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de Montecarlo, the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire. In Italy he appeared on the podium of the Orchestra RAI in Torino, the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestra Sinfonica “Giuseppe Verdi” and the Orchestra “I pomeriggi musicali” in Milan.

During the Centennial celebrations of Verdi’s death he conducted the “Maratona Verdiana” (from Nabucco to Falstaff) at the Festival of San Sebastian and the Nabucco at the Ar?nes de N?mes.

He also conducted important productions of Il barbiere di SivigliaL’elisir d’amoreI puritaniLa traviata and Il trovatore at the Wiener Staatsoper, L’Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro alla Scala, Un ballo in maschera and Tosca at the Op?ra National de Paris, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the ROH Covent Garden, AidaIl pirataToscaIl trovatore and Werther at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, CarmenCavalleria rusticanaI pagliacci and La traviata in K?ln, L’italiana in Algeri and La traviata at the Bayerische Staasoper in Munich, Don Carlo at the Teatro Real in Madrid (for the celebration of theVerdian centenary), Lucia di Lammermoor at the Grand Th??tre de Gen?ve, at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, at the Liceu de Barcelona and in Rome, La cenerentola at the Metropolitan in New York and at Hamburgische Staatsoper, La gazzetta and Il turco in Italia at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Turandot at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

During the 2011/12 season he gained a great success conducting Turandot in Moscow, followed by Cavalleria rusticana and I Pagliacci in Mumbai, L’elisir d’amore at the Staatsoper in Berlin, La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Il barbiere di Siviglia at the San Diego Opera.

During the 2012/13 season he conducted Anna Bolena at the Washington Opera, Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper in Berlin, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Op?ra de Lille and Nabucco at Macerata Opera Festival.

He opened the 2013/14 season conducting L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, followed by La favorite at Th??tre du Capitole de Toulouse.

Among his future plans are La Cenerentola and Il barbiere di Siviglia at Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Otello at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Il turco in Italia and La rondine at Th??tre du Capitole de Toulouse.

His discography includes the first world recording of Donizetti’s Alina (Nuova Era) as well as Le convenienze e le inconvenienze teatraliElvida,Francesca di Foix and Mercadante’s Maria Stuarda (Opera Rara), Rossini’s Il turco in Italia (Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Dynamic, CD & DVD), Verdi’s Ernani (live from Teatro Regio in Parma; Dynamic, CD & DVD) and Simon Boccanegra (live from Festival of Santander; RTVE).

In Bilbao, where he led thirty different opera productions, he received the “M?daille d’or” in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ABAO. Born in Milan, he made his debut at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, when he was just twenty-one years old.