Антонелло Аллеманди


Born in Milan, he studied piano, composition and conducting at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory followed by studies with the renowned Franco Ferrara. He was an invited participant at Salzburg and Tanglewood under Bernstein and Ozawa. His professional conducting debut was at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1978, when he was just twenty-one years old.

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 Wiener Staastoper, Opera Bastille and Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staasoper in Munich, Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Bunka Kaikan and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Grand Theatre de Geneve, Teatro Regio and Festival Verdi in Parma and Festival de Santander, just to name a few.

From 1992-1997, 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 "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 Arenes de Nimes.

He also conducted important productions of La traviata, Il trovatore, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'elisir d'amore and I puritani at the Wiener Staatsoper, Un ballo in maschera and Tosca at the Opera National de Paris, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Covent Garden, Il pirata, Werther and Tosca at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, La traviata, Carmen, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci in Koln, L'italiana in Algeri and La traviata at the Bayerische Staasoper in Munich, Don Carlo at the Teatro Real in Madrid (for Verdi centenary celebration), Lucia di Lammermoor at the Grand Theatre de Geneve, La cenerentola at the Metropolitan in New York, L'equivoco stravagante and Il turco in Italia at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

The 2006/07 season has brought him to conduct Carmen in La Coruna and in Santander, La traviata at the Stockholm Royal Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Liceu in Barcelona, La boheme at the Semperoper in Dresden, L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Cavalleria Rusticana in St. Gallen.

The season 2007/08 has seen him conducting Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio in Busseto at the 2007 Festival Verdi, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, L'italiana in Algeri at the Megaron in Athens, Turandot in Bilbao, La traviata at the Staatsoper in Berlin and Lucia di Lammermoor in Rome.

The 2008/09 season has brought him to conduct Turandot at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria in Bilbao, La boheme at the Portland Opera, La traviata at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo and Aida at the Semperoper in Dresden.

His discography includes the first recording of Donizetti's Alina and the recordings of Le convenienze e le inconvenienze teatrali, Elvida, Francesca di Foix for the Opera Rara label, Mercadante's Maria Stuarda for Opera Rara UK, Verdi's Ernani (Cd and Dvd) for the Dynamic Italy, and a Simon Boccanegra live recording from Festival of Santander (2003).
In Bilbao, where he led thirty different opera productions, he received the "Medaille d'or" in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ABAO.