Roberto Gianola
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Roberto Gianola

Roberto Gianola was born in Lecco on February 4, 1974 and is currently considered to be one of the youngest and most interesting conductors of the new generation.

At only 34 years of age, he made his debut in New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall where he conducted in January 2009 with great success in the Great Hall.

In a short time he began important collaborations with orchestras all over the world that invited him repeatedly to conduct in the USA, Russia, Mexico, Austria, France, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Brazil, Venezuela, Greece, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

He is currently Permanent Director at the Istanbul Opera House where he made his debut in February 2015 with great success conducting The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) and where he has been a protagonist throughout the three-year period 2015/2018 in the opera, ballet and symphonic repertoires. He opened the Ballet season conducting Sylvia by L.Delibes, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky and Faust by Gounod, Traviata, Ernani, Don Pasquale for opera.

He has already conducted over 50 different orchestras around the world.

He has already conducted over 50 different orchestras around the world including the New England Symphony in New York, the Washington University Symphony Orchestra in the United States, the Orchestra State of Parana in Brazil, the Orchestra del Estado de Mexico, the Orchestra de Guanajuato and the Orchestra de Belles Artes in Mexico, the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra in Russia, the Orchestra del la Region de Murcia in Spain, the Orchestra of Klaghenfurt in Austria, the North Czech Philharmonic in Prague, the Karkov Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine, the Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra in New Orleans and the Riverside Orchestra in the United States, the Tenerife Orchestra, the Bratislava Orchestra, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, the Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, the Orchestra de Cascais in Portugal, the Novi Sad Symphony Orchestra in Serbia and, in Italy, the Arena di Verona Orchestra, the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana of Palermo, the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana of Piacenza, the Orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, the Orchestra della Magna Grecia of Taranto, the Orchestra of the Province of Bari and the Sanremo Symphonic Orchestra.

Specializing in opera, he has conducted all the traditional operas in numerous performances: Traviata, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Trovatore, Aida, Simon Boccanegra, Falstaff, Otello, Ernani, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Boheme, Manon Lescaut, Turandot, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Adriana Lecouvreur, Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Don Pasquale, Elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammermoore, Norma and Cenerentola.

Roberto Gianola

His great success obtained in Seoul where he conducted La Traviata in the Seoul Arts Center with the Soprano Mariella Devia is one to remember.

In 2009 he was invited by the Italian Embassy in Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain-Arab Emirates) to conduct an opera concert as part of the Italian Festival.

In 2013 he participated in the production of Nabucco at the Beijing Opera with Placido Domingo and was Assistant to Maestro Chung in the preparation of Verdi’s Requiem at the Arena di Verona and in co-production with the Orchestra della Fenice in Venice. In September of the same year he condu cted, with great success, an opera concert at the Lincoln Center in New York. In 2014 he made his debut in the Arena di Verona opera season conducting “La Vedova Allegra” at the Teatro Filarmonico.

In March 2015 he received a prestigious award as Conductor at the Teatro Regio di Parma where he was awarded the 2015 Opera Grand Prix (Conductor Category). In the same year he returned to Beijing (NCPA) for the production of Andrea Chenier. 2015 also saw him make a successful debut at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari with Carmen and Tosca. The same theatre invited him back for a symphonic concert with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.

Also appreciated in the symphonic field, he conducted in Mexico the “Wonderful Mandarin”, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Malher’s 5th Symphony; in Russia Respighi’s “Roman Fountains”; in Brazil Tchaikowsky’s Symphony n.4 and Dvorak’s 8th Symphony; in Hungary Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome” and Beethoven’s Symphony n.9; in the Czech Republic Dvorak’s Symphony n.9 and other 19th century masterpieces.

In November 2016 he made his successful debut in the Golden Hall (Golden Hall) of the Vienna Musikverein and conducted a concert in Macau (China) in the Orchestra’s symphonic season. In 2017, among others, he made his debut at the Hong Kong Opera with the Barber of Seville and at the Basel Theatre with Nabucco.

In 2018 he made his debut in Japan (co-production with Teatro Verdi di Trieste), conducting Lucia di Lammermoore, with the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino in the Sala Verdi at the Conservatorio di Milano and with the Virtuosi del Teatro at La Scala di Milano (Fabrizio Meloni soloist).

In 2019 he conducted concerts in Spain, Poland, Turkey and made his debut at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste with Mozart’s Bastiano e Bastiana.

Roberto Gianola has also recorded the CD Stradivarius with the Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan and a CD for the magazine “Amadeus” with the Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo and music by Respighi distributed throughout Italy.

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