Alberto Zedda

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    Alberto Zedda in Semiramide (Seizoen 2010-2011)

Musical direction in Il viaggio a Reims

Biography

Education
Humanities and music, Milano

Speciality
Symphonical music, Chamber music, opera, Rossini

Highlights
Conductor at: Scala, San Carlo, La Fenice, Massimo di Palermo, Comunale di Bologna, Covent Garden, Mavrinski, Staatsoper Wien, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Hambourg, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Prague, Warsaw, Helsinki,  Madrid, Barcelona, La Coruña,  Tel Aviv, Tokio,  Shanghai...

Principal guest conductor for Italian repertoire at the New York City Opera; member of the Editorial Board of the Fondazione Rossini; Musical Director at the Festival della Valle D'Itria of Martina Franca; Artistic Advisor of the Pesaro’s Rossini Opera Festival and of La Coruña’s Festival Mozart; Artistic Director of the theatres Carlo Felice di Genova and La Scala di Milano, Artistic Director of Baroque Festival of Fano

Nowadays: Artistic Director of the Rossini Opera Festival, Director of the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and Artistic Director of the “Plácido Domingo” Specialization Centre in Valencia

Prizes
International Italian Radio and Television Competition for Young Conductors, 1957

Recent productions
La  petite messe solennelle (Pesaro); La  gazza ladra (Wildbad), 2009
Il  viaggio a Reims (Bilbao); Maometto II (Tokyo); Stabat Mater (Pesaro); L' italiana in Algeri (Wildbad); La  cenerentola (Helsinki), 2008
La  donna del lago (Deutsche Oper Berlin), 2007

Recently engaged in

  • In his ‘melodramma tragico’ Semiramide, Rossini, the grand master of opera buffa, created a fascinating operatic tragedy with an eastern...
  •  A group of aristocratic tourists travels from all corners of Europe to Reims. They are on their way to Charles X's coronation. However, they...
  • The outsider Otello, a successful army general, gets married in secret to his great love Desdemona. Her father categorically disapproves of their relationship. Rodrigo,...

Media

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Making of Semiramide