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Gabriella Ravazzi

She is in the Italian music scene a presence connoted by an extraordinary "anomaly": the ability to cross different musical territories, to break the barriers of genres and repertoires, of cultured and noncultured music, ranging among the infinite possibilities of vocal languages.

A graduate in violin, she has played in various orchestras and chamber ensembles. One of the most sought-after vocal performers by leading contemporary composers, she boasts numerous world premieres (Berio, Nono, Maderna, Bussotti, Sciarrino, Corghi, Chailly, Manzoni, Guarnieri, Penderecki and others), in an activity that ranges from 16th-century music to the avant-garde, through opera, concert and performance, with experience in jazz as well.

He has sung in principal roles in about 130 operas as a guest of the most important European theaters

(Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Opera in Paris, Gran Liceo in Barcelona, Regio in Turin and Parma, Teatri dell'Opera in Rome, La Fenice in Venice, S. Carlo in Naples, Massimo in Palermo, Real in Madrid, Ente Arena in Verona), and given concerts in the most prestigious seasons (Accademia Nazionale S. Cecilia Di Roma, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, European radios, Theaters in Lyon, Monte Carlo, Sidney, Melbourne, GOG in Genoa, etc.).

She has recorded records and CDs. She has been awarded the prizes: NOCI D'ORO and STHENDAL and in '94 the 1st prize of the Italian Singing Schools. A former teacher of State Conservatories as well as of "Setting and Expressiveness of the Voice" for 15 years at the Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Genova, she holds courses and Master Classes in Italy, Europe and Asia. Her students are present in the playbills of the most important European theaters.

She is founder and artistic director of the Teatro Tempo and Spazio Musica Associations.

For more than 15 years she has been an opera director, which has led her to the staging of major operas such as Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte by W. A. Mozart, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, Falstaff by G. Verdi, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cambiale di Matrimonio by G. Rossini, L'Elisir d'amore by G. Donizetti, La Bohéme and Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini, and many comic operas of the Italian 1700s.

He conceived and edited for "Casa Ricordi" the educational publications "Grandi operisti per giovani cantanti," a collection of opera arias that has been a great success.

He is listed in many encyclopedias in the field, we mention UTET and K. J. Kutsch / Leo Riemens, Großes Sängerlexikon and Who is Who in Opera

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Antonello Allemandi

Currently among the most active Italian conductors in the international arena, Antonello Allemandi made his debut at the age of 21 at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He has since begun an international career that has taken him to the podium of some of the world's top musical institutions, including the Wiener Staastoper, Opéra National de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Covent Garden, Metropolitan, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staasoper in Munich, Teatro Real de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Festival Verdi in Parma and Festival de Santander, to name a few.

In addition to having been Music Director of the Orchestre Colonne in Paris for six years, throughout his career Antonello Allemandi has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of Italy's leading orchestral ensembles, including the four RAI Orchestras, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra Verdi of Milan, the Orchestra Regionale Toscana and the "Pomeriggi musicali" in Milan, as well as with important orchestras in France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. In Japan he has conducted concerts in such halls as Suntory Hall, Tokyo Art Space and Bunka Kaikan (Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps, Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5). In the year of Verdi celebrations, he conducted the "Verdi Marathon" (from Nabucco to Falstaff) at the San Sebastian Festival and Nabucco at the Nîmes Arena. In the operatic field, he has had the opportunity to conduct other important productions, including 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 Opéra National de Paris, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Covent Garden, Il pirata, Werther and Tosca at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, La traviata, Carmen, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci at the Köln Opera House, L'italiana in Algeri and La traviata at the Bayerische Staasoper in Munich, Don Carlo at the Teatro Real in Madrid (for the Verdi Centenary), Lucia di Lammermoor at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, La Cenerentola at the Metropolitan in New York, L'equivoco stravagante and Il turco in Italia at the Rossini Opera Festival.
In the past season (2006/07) he conducted Carmen at La Coruña and Santander with great success, La traviata at the Stockholm Royal Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Liceu in Barcelona, La bohème at the Semperoper in Dresden, L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Regio in Turin, and Cavalleria Rusticana in St. Gallen.
Recovering from excellent successes in Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio at the 2007 Verdiano Festival in Busseto, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, L'italiana in Algeri at the Megaron Theater in Athens and nlla Turandot at the Bilbao Opera, Antonello Allemandi counts La traviata at the Berlin Staatsoper among his upcoming engagements, Turandot at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, La traviata at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo and Aida at the Semperoper in Dresden, In the recording field he has recorded the first modern performance of Alina and Donizetti's Le convenienze e inconvenienze teatrali (Opera Rara). He also recorded Elvida, Donizetti's Francesca di Foix and Mercadante's Maria Stuarda for the British label Opera Rara, Ernani (CD and DVD) for Dynamic and Simon Boccanegra live from the Santander Festival (2003).
In Bilbao, where he conducted no fewer than twenty-seven opera titles, he was awarded the gold medal on the occasion of the ABAO's fiftieth anniversary, which had already been given to Ettore Bastianini (1958), Mirella Freni (1975) and Alfredo Kraus (1985) in their time.

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Giovanni Andreoli

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John Andreoli studied composition, piano, choral music and choral conducting, flute and percussion. He began his activity in the theater at a very young age, first as maestro suggeritore, then as maestro di sala, then as head of musical preparation of singing companies.

He was substitute maestro in important Italian theaters and opera festivals (Rossini Opera Festival, Torre del Lago, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, etc.).

Finally, he has been choirmaster of important institutions, including the RAI in Milan, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro Nazionale Saõ Carlos in Lisbon, and Arena in Verona.

He collaborated with the Venice Music Biennale where he supervised the preparation of world premiere compositions by various composers such as Guarnieri, De Pablo, Clementi, Manzoni, and Nono.

In 1996 he began an intense activity as a conductor in numerous symphonic-choral concerts performing among others Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" with the artistic masses of the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.

In 1997 he conducted Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" at the Municipal Theater of Saõ Paolo, Brazil. With the Choir of La Fenice he conducted the Project "The Choral Experience of the Italian 20th Century" with music by Dallapiccola, Rota, Petrassi.

In 1998 he conducted Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" in Rejkjavik, Mozart's "L'Incoronazione" and Haydn's "Nelson Messe" in Saõ Paolo. He conducted Listz's "Via Crucis" with the Fenice ensembles as part of the Orvieto Festival events.

Also with the Fenice artistic ensembles he reprised the "Carmina Burana" and at the Granada Festival he conducted a program including pieces by Remacha, De Falla, Fellegara's Dies Irae and Stravinsky's Les Noces.

He was then invited by Festival Klangbogen Wien to conduct Rossini's "Otello" at Theater an der Wien with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra. In the same year he conducted the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro la Fenice in a first performance in modern times of Caldara's "Missa Amabilis" and "Missa Dolorosa." In 1999 he conducted Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Teatro Grande in Brescia and in Lanciano with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, and in Porto Alegre Beethoven's "Messa in C."

He then conducted the Strings of La Scala and the Choir of Teatro la Fenice in a program of sacred music (in Brescia), "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at Teatro degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera, Martin y Soler's "Una cosa rara" at Teatro Goldoni in Venice with the Fenice ensembles.

He conducted the choral masses of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in numerous concerts that ranged from sacred to musicals and film music. From 2004 to 2008 he was Maestro Titular of the Choir of the Teatro Nacional Saõ Carlos in Lisbon, with whose artistic ensembles he conducted various programs of the most significant Portuguese composers.

At the same time he embarked on a collaboration with the Compagnia Portughesa de Opera and as Principal Conductor of the Orquestra sinfonica da Op-Companhia Portuguesa de Opera conducting in numerous Festivals.

He boasts several recordings including of particular note Guarnieri's "Orfeo cantando... tolse" at the RAI auditorium in Florence in 1996 and "Carmina Burana" with the ensembles of the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.

From 1994 to 2005 he was artistic director of the opera season at the Teatro Grande in Brescia.

Since January 2010 he has been Maestro del Coro at the Fondazione Arena di Verona.

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Gian Marco Bosio

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A conductor and composer, he was born in Genoa and completed his musical studies at the "N. Paganini" Conservatory, earning diplomas in Choral Music, Choral Conducting and Composition under the guidance of Adelchi Amisano.

He later attended Franco Donatoni's advanced courses in composition at the Academy of Siena and those in conducting by Daniele Paris in Frosinone and Otmar Suitner at the Vienna Hochschule.

A founder of choral and orchestral groups, he achieved good results with the "Luigi Dallapiccola" production groups with which he participated in the review dedicated to Goffredo Petrassi, held in Lucca in the presence of the author, from whom he received warm praise. At the same time, he collaborated with the vocal improvement school of the "Teatro alla Scala" conducting, among other things, "Jephte" by G. Carissimi made in stage form and performances dedicated to the musical salon of the 19th century.

He has conducted in major theaters in Italy, as well as in Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria; he has made numerous RAI recordings. His repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, of which he has supervised multiple premieres.

He was president of CDRM (Centro Didattico Ricerca Musicale) and played an active artistic-organizational role for the Ligurian Composers Association for which he also composed important works.

He is Director of the Chamber Orchestra of the Conservatory "N. Paganini" of Genoa, a group that prefers exploration toward contemporary music, of which he has curated three premieres in an important concert at "Casa Paganini" in collaboration with G.O.G. of Genoa.

He is Artistic Director of the Alessandria Chorus Association "Mario Panatero" with which he has participated in important festivals and musical seasons collaborating among others with the Opera Giocosa of Savona, the Festivals "Una Provincia all'Opera" and "Cantiere Musicale di Santa Croce," the Teatro
Comunale di Alessandria and the Teatro G. Verdi di Salerno.

A former professor at the "N. Paganini" Conservatory in Genoa, he is president and co-founder of the "Alfredo Casella" Music Association in Novi Ligure. He has been a board member of the Marenco Foundation, for which he was given
the task of overseeing the renovation of the historic theater of the same name located in the center of Novi Ligure.

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Massimiliano Damerini

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Genovese, graduated in piano and composition with of M. Del Vecchio and A. They.

He is regularly invited by the major concert institutions: Salle Gaveau in Paris, Herkules Saal in Munich, Barbican Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and is present in the most important Festivals (Biennale di Venezia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Berliner Festwochen, Holland Festival, Festival d'Automne in Paris, Wien Modern etc.).

He plays with the world's most prestigious orchestras such as London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Accademia di S. Cecilia in Rome, Budapest Symphony, Dutch Radio Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Cologne Radio, RAI etc.

He records for European and American radio and television stations, and records for Frequenz, Etcetera, Fonit-Cetra, Dynamic, Europa Musica.

A collaborator with great composers, he boasts about two hundred first performances, many of them dedicated to him, by composers such as Ambrosini, Di Bari, Donatoni, Ferneyhough, Gentilucci, Oppo, Sciarrino, etc.

The Times of London called him the "Absolute Dominator of Keyboard and Sound," and the famous American composer E. Carter said of him, "His enthralling interpretations follow perfectly the character of whatever he performs."

A concert by him is an unforgettable experience."

1992 Abbiati Award as best soloist of the year.

Lecturer at Genoa Conservatory, since '95 at Spazio Musica Stages Internazionali.

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Giovanni Doria Miglietta

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Born in Imperia, he began studying piano under the guidance of his father at the age of 3. Parallel to his classical studies, he graduated as a private student at the Genoa Conservatory "N. Paganini" with Lidia Baldecchi Arcuri.

He then attended the two-year Concert-oriented course at the Conservatory of Turin, graduating with highest honors cum laude and special mention under the guidance of Laura Richaud. 

He perfected at the academy in Pinerolo with Enrico Pace, obtaining his Master's degree in 2005 and continuing to study with the same teacher for several more years. He also perfected with Massimiliano Damerini and with Arnulf Von Arnim at the Somerakademie in Cervo. He has attended master classes as a full student with Carlo Balzaretti, Maria Joao Pires, Alexander Lonquich and Jean Bernard Pommier who chose him to perform C. Saint-Saens' Concerto No. 2 with The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the BSI Monaco Music Master.

He has graduated from several international piano competitions including: Jean Francaix in Paris, XVII Ibiza International Piano Competition, CIDIM Rec and Play Competition, 3rd The Muse piano competition (Greece), 3rdSouthern Highlands International Piano Competition (Australia) , Rovere D'oro Prize.

Over the years he has been ivitato to play for some of the most important festivals and associations in Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Germany and Australia such as: MITO Settembre Musica, Ravello Festival, Ibiza Music Festival, Cervo Festival, Società dei concerti di Milano, Carrara Piano Festival, Serate Musicali, Società Filarmonica di Trento, Unione Musicale di Torino, Ascoli Piceno Festival, Santa Barbara Music Festival, Associazione Bellini in Messina, Piacenza Concert Society, Fundacion Eutherpe in Leon, Ranieri III Auditorium in Munich, Salle Panopeè in Paris, Stadhalle in Tuttlingen , Altdorf Spring Festival, Chevalier College in Mittagong (Australia).

He has played as soloist with L'orchestra di Milano Classica, La Filarmonica di Torino OFT, the Camberra Symphony Orchestra,, Orchestra 900 Teatro Regio di Torino, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Donetsk.

He recorded the complete music and transcriptions of Earl Wild on 3 CDs for Piano Classics then reissued by Brilliant in a single box set that brought him many rave reviews for magazines such as Fanfare, American record Guide, Piano news and Grammphone. Together with cellist Lamberto Curtoni, with whom he plays steadily, he recorded, also for Brilliant, a double CD devoted to the complete duo sonatas of Alfredo Piatti. Recently released for Piano Classics is a disc dedicated to Lisztian transcriptions of music by Schubert.

He has taught piano at the Conservatory of Pavia. He has been teaching piano at the Pinerolo Academy of Music for several years.

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Giorgio Mandolesi

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Graduated with honors in 1991 from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Maestro Marco Costantini's class and in 1999 from the Scuola Civica di Musica di Milano with Maestro Alberto Grazzi in baroque and classical bassoon.

Winner of the First Bassoon competition of some of the most important Italian orchestras: the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova. He has also collaborated with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Bremen Kammerphilharmonie, Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Luzern Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

He has played with top early music ensembles: Trevor Pinnock's The English Concert, Giovanni Antonini's Il Giardino Armonico, Sigiswald Kuikjen's La Petite Bande, Fabio Biondi's Europa Galante, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre de Roi, Jordi Savall's Orchestre des Nations, Rinaldo Alessandrini's Concerto Italiano. He is a member of Ensemble Zefiro, a wind ensemble on original instruments, and Quintet Moraguès, the oldest French wind quintet. He has recorded for Virgin Records, Calliope, Stradivarius and Bongiovanni, as well as for Italian and French national radio and Vatican Radio.

He actively participates in the musical and teaching life of Catalonia (Spain) being regularly invited to the ESMUC Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya and the JONC Jove Orchestra National de Catalunya.

Giorgio Mandolesi is currently First Bassoon Soloist of the Orchestre de Paris, Professor of Historical and Modern Bassoon at the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste in Zurich, Professor of Historical Bassoon at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse in Paris, Guest Professor at the PESMD in Bordeaux, Guest Professor at the Liceu in Barcelona and Guest Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world.

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Leonardo Nicassio

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Leonardo Nicassio studied piano, composition and conducting following the strictest academic dictates. However, he felt the need to explore territories that could pave the way for a more eclectic education with expanded boundaries. Before specializing definitively in the operatic repertoire, he was therefore a piano-bar pianist, for silent films, for ballet, and in the early 1980s' he operated as a multi-instrumentalist in two pop/rock ensembles (guitar, bass, violin). Such experiences helped refine his taste for improvisation.

He tried his hand somewhat in all genres of cultured music, from soloism to chamber music in the most varied formations, from duo to decimino, harpsichord in baroque music, passing from operetta to opera, for which he qualified among the most sought-after preparers of opera singers in Italy and abroad.

In the opera field he has worked in theaters in cities such as Biella, Imperia, Imola, Mantua, and the Regio di Torino, holding the roles of conductor and stage master, prompter, chorus master, concertmaster and conductor.

For the past few years he has been collaborating with the Accademia della Voce in Turin as accompanist for master classes of singers such as Renato Bruson, Rockwell Blacke, Daniela Dessì, Mariella Devia, Alessandro Corbelli, Luciana D'Intino and Renata Scotto.

As a korrepetitor for singers and pianists, he has been a lecturer at the international stages of Urbania, 2004 to 2009, Castellabate, 2002 to 2005, Dobbiaco, 2000 and 2001, La Maddalena, 1999, Grottammare, 2001, Komiza (Croatia), 1998, Mango, 2014, Bordighera, 2012 and 2016, Orvieto, 2015, 2016 and 2017, where he contributes to the dissemination of traditional Italian opera repertoire to young singers and pianists from all over the world.

Formerly a tenured teacher of Vocal Repertoire Practice and Piano Accompaniment at the Conservatories of Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Bari, Latina, Como, La Spezia, Vicenza, Cagliari and Turin, he now holds that position at the Conservatorio "N. Paganini" in Genoa.

In 2013 he participated as a lecturer in the Erasmus project at the Conservatoire Régional in Dijon (F).

He was supervisor of the theses:

Elements of Romantic Aesthetics in Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe (1810-1856) - Francesco Parrino, Palermo, A.A. 2010/2011

Gaetano Donizetti's La Rita - Mariasole Mainini, Turin, A.A. 2013/2014

La cambiale di matrimonio. Chronicle of a debut - Han Ping, Turin, A.A. 2014/2015

From castrati to countertenors. A brief historical, technical and stylistic journey into the world of male sovracuto - Giuseppe Montagno, Palermo, A.A. 2015/2016

With the smile of innocence. Women protagonists of operatic romanticism - Biagia Puccio, Palermo, A.A. 2015/2016

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Vittorio Parisi


Born in Milan, he studied at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory, specializing in piano with Carla Giudici and Piero Rattalino, composition with Azio Corghi and Irlando Danieli, and orchestral conducting with Mario Gusella and Gianluigi Gelmetti, whom he later assisted.

He furthered his conducting studies in the Netherlands with the renowned Russian conductor Kirill Kondrashin.

After debuting at the Petruzzelli Theater in Bari in 1979, he conducted major symphony and chamber orchestras in Italy, including Santa Cecilia in Rome, RAI in Turin, Rome, Milan, Naples, Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Haydn in Bolzano, Arturo Toscanini in Parma, Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, Regional Orchestra of Tuscany, Regional Orchestra of Lazio, and Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra. He also conducted orchestras in Germany, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Switzerland, Albania, Turkey, Romania, and Spain (Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Swiss Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Strasbourg Festival, Jenaer Philharmonie, etc.), recording for radio and television in these countries.

He conducted numerous world premieres of works by leading Italian and foreign composers, collaborating with Luciano Berio and John Cage. He also conducted modern premieres of historical works, such as the American edition of Da Ponte's "Ape Musicale," stage premieres like Malipiero's "Sogno di un tramonto di autunno," and revivals such as Weill's "Marie Galante." He was invited to major national and international festivals, collaborating with renowned soloists, singers, actors, and prestigious directors.

He served as the Principal Conductor of the Angelicum Orchestra from 1984 to 1988, Associate Conductor of the Milan Conservatory Philharmonic from 2000 to 2003, and Artistic Director of the Solisti Aquilani from 2003 to 2005.

In the field of contemporary music, he has been the Artistic and Stable Director of the Dédalo ensemble in Brescia since 1995.

He has recorded for labels such as Naxos, Dynamic, Bongiovanni, Stradivarius, Nuova Era, and his interpretation of Dvorak's "New World Symphony" was selected as the first symphonic podcast by Radio New Zealand.

He teaches orchestral conducting at the Milan Conservatory, with notable alumni including:

RUBEN JAIS: Current Artistic Director of the Orchestra Sinfonica G.Verdi, Milan. Director of La Verdi Barocca.

GIANLUCA CAPUANO: Opera di Roma, Massimo di Palermo, Opernhaus Zurigo, Semperoper Dresden, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Fenice di Venezia, Opera di Colonia.

TITO CECCHERINI: Paris Opera, Fenice di Venezia, Bolshoi Moscow, Geneva Opera, Frankfurt Opera. Orchestras: BBC Symphony, Rai National Turin, Suddeutsche Rundfunk Stuttgart, Tokyo Philharmonic.

GIUSEPPE FINZI: Former Resident Conductor of San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Monte Carlo Opera, Liceu Grand Theatre of Barcelona, San Carlo Naples, Petruzzelli Bari, Massimo Palermo, Cagliari Opera, Bregenz Festival.

ANTONINO FOGLIANI: Artistic Director of the Widmung Festival, Principal Guest Conductor of Deutsche Oper Düsseldorf, La Scala Milan, Bolshoi Moscow, Opera di Roma, Regio Parma, Opernhaus Zurich, San Carlo Naples, Santa Cecilia Academy Rome, Bologna Municipal.

ANDREA SANGUINETI: Former Music Director and General Manager of Theater Goerlitz, former Chief Kapellmeister of Theater Hannover, Kapellmeister of Theater Wurzburg. Graz Opera, Essen Opera, Bellini Theater Catania, Palma Theater Mallorca.

DAVIDE PERNICENI: Chief Kapellmeister of Opera Bremerhaven, former at Heidelberg Theater. Kiel Opera.

GIUSEPPE MONTESANO: Winner of the first prize in the Constanta Opera Directors Competition 2016. Basel Theater, San Carlo Naples, Valle d'Itria Festival, Jesi Theater, Wexford Opera Festival.

GEORGIOS BALATSINOS: Second prize at the Bucharest International Competition. Polish National Radio Orchestra, State Orchestra of Athens, National Greek Orchestra, National Greek Opera Athens, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra.

PIERRE HOPPE: Joint first prize winner of the Votto competition, Milan Conservatory, second prize winner in Kalman Budapest. Former director of the Operetta Theater in Budapest.

ANDREA SOLINAS: Orchestra conductor at Ankara Theater, former conductor at Samsun Theater, guest conductor at the National Serbian Theater in Novi Sad. Basel Symphony Orchestra, State Opera Orchestra of Budapest.

DEUN LEE: First prize winner of the Mancinelli Orvieto Competition. First prize winner of the BMI International Conducting Competition in Bucharest. First prize winner of the Blue Danube Budapest Competition.

ANDREAS GIES: Winner of the National Arts Award for Orchestra Conducting 2019.

Other directors in Italy and abroad who are building their careers include Davide Levi, Sara Caneva, Stephanie Praduroux, Marco Alibrando, Giulio Marazia, Yusuke Kumehara.

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Kodo Yamagishi

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Born in Japan, Kodo Yamagishi has been living and working in Portugal since the 2004/05 season as Assistant Chorusmaster at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. With the Chorus of the same Institute, he collaborates in all productions. He also conducts and accompanies in various concerts and festivals in Portugal.

From 1988 to 2002 lived in Vienna, Austria, where he studied Piano at the Vienna Conservatory with Gerhard Geretschläger, instrumental pedagogy by Carlos Rivera-Aguilar, which he completed his master degree at the Vienna University of Music, singing, composition and Conducting.

During this time he was a conducting student of the University of Music in Vienna, in the class of Uros Lajovic and worked with the Proart Wien Orchestra.

Since 1995 Kodo Yamagishi has been a regular collaborator with opera houses, participating in various festivals in Austria such as "OpernAir" in Gars am Kamp and "Haydnfestspiel" in Eisenstadt. He has been invited by the State Opera Theater in Istanbul (Turkey) Devlet Opera ve Ballesi, as a Chorusmaster, and collaborated in the Mozart Festival in Coruña (Spain)

From 2002 for two seasons he was Resident Correpetitor and Kapellmeister in the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern (Germany), where he collaborated in numerous productions of Opera, Operettas, Musicals and Symphonic Concerts.

In 2006 he was the winner of the "Finalist" Prize (2nd place) of the "II International Competition for Conductors, of the OSESP Orchestra (São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra)" in São Paulo, Brazil. He has taught as a guest professor at the University of Évora since 2009 and he is the conductor of the Orchestra of the same institution. He has worked with Oradea City State Philharmonic Orchestra, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Szombathely Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Pfalztheater, São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra of the Ginasio Opera, in which he obtained place as Principal Conductor for 5 seasons.

From 2013, he has collaborated with the Choeur Sainte Thérèse of Fort de France, Martinique (France) on a number of projects.

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