Alberto Veronesi

Background: Born in Milan, Veronesi studied at the Conservatory of Verdi in Milan, after a successful degree in Piano, Orchestra composition and Direction. When he was a student he founded the Guido Cantelli Orchestra.

“The energetic Italian conductor Alberto Veronesi was on the podium in his first official performance as the Opera Orchestra’s new music director”. The New York Times, November 10, 2011 

He performed in this Orchestra until 2000 with two great performances: at the Eastern Festival in Salisburgo (invited by Claudio Abbado) and on Santa Cecilia’s day at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Maestro Alberto Veronesi is an official artist at the Deutsche Gramophone and he conducted many researches in the repertoire of 800’ and beginning of 900’. He focused on Artists like Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Giacomo Puccini and others. He performed and registered also the fairly known operas in order to have a biggest audience and to give more visibility to a neglected repertoire.

With the Deutsche Gramophone, Bellini and Romantic Opera “Verismo Project” in association with the Deutsche Gramophone This Project is dedicated to the Italian post romantic repertoire.The project has started in 2006 with the performance of Edgar, the youngest work of Puccini, registred in extended version with Placido Domingo and appreciated from critics. The second album, “Puccini Ritrovato”, contains original version, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, perfomed by Angela Gheorghiu and Roberta Alagna. Opera has been performed by Domingo, Lang Lang and the Orchestra of Bologna city Theatre.

Orchestras and Opera houses/theatres: Wiener Philarmoniker, Opera Orchestra of New York, Carnegie Hall, New York, Avery Fischer Hall, Grand Theatre of Tianjin China, The Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Orchestra of Theatre La Fenice in Venice, Deutsche Opera Orchestra Berlin, Theatre Monnae Orchestra Bruxelles, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, Philarmonic Theatre in Bologna, Orchestra of S.Carlo Theatre Naples, Philarmonic Orchestra of Bologna, Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra of Palermo, Salzburger Festspiele, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Spring Festival New York, Teatro alla Scala, Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana di Palermo, Tel Aviv Opera, Theatre NHK Tokyo, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Shanghai Opera House, Opera Orchestra of New York ,Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari… etc

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BIOGRAPHY

In January 2010 the Opera Orchestra of New York, OONY, nominated Maestro Alberto Veronesi as Music Director from Season 2011 until 2016. On the 25th October 2010, the official debut took place at the Carnegie Hall with the registration and the concert of Cavalleria Rusticana of Pietro Mascagni and “La Narraise” of Jules Massenet. In November 2011, he orchestrated “Adriana Lecouvreur” with Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann. On the 6th January 2013, he inaugurated the Season in New York, at the Avery Fischer Hall, with the opera Andrea Chenier. First character in the opera was Mr. Roberto Alagna, with a participation of more than 3.000 people; the event achieved a great success. From May 2012 Maestro Alberto Veronesi has been nominated Artistic Director and Musical Director of the Grand Theatre of Tianjin, China. Mr. Veronesi is the first occidental that performs a such important role in China. Mr Veronesi will perform as Opera Director from 2012 until 2016 at the new Grand Theatre of Tianjin, named the second biggest Chinese theatre for size and planned events. On March 22th 2013 he launched the Season of the Opera 2013 with Tosca, a Puccini festival production. Maestro Veronesi has conducted the following Symphonies: The Wiener Philarmoniker in Vienna, The Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, the Orchestra of Theatre La Fenice in Venice, the Deutsche Opera Orchestra in Berlin, The Theatre Monnae Orchestra in Bruxelles, The Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, The Philarmonic Theatre in Bologna and the Orchestra of S.Carlo Theatre in Naples. In 1998 Mr. Veronesi has been nominated Artistic and Musical Director at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy. During the Festival Mr. Veronesi has conducted all the Puccini’s operas and he also created a plan of action for new events that turned out in the construction of a new Theatre. In 2003 he won the“Abbiati” price from the italian association Critic Musicians with the production of La Bohème. From July 26th 2013 he will conduct the new preparation of “Tosca”. In November 2008 Mr. Veronesi has been designated also as Artistic Director of Philarmonic Orchestra of Bologna city Theatre where he still performing a worthwhile work about Verismo. In April 2011 Mr. Veronesi has been nominated as Permanent Musical Director of “Petruzzelli Fondation” in Bari, where he conducted also the world Premiere opera of “Lo Stesso Mare” from the book of Amos Oz and music of Mr. Fabio Vacchi. On the 9th October 2011 during the 150th Italian Unit Anniversary and together with the Celebration of Columbus Day, Mr. Veronesi has conducted the Orchestra of Petruzzelli Fundation performing songs from Bellini, Rossini, Verdi e Puccini at the Fedrick P. Rose Hall- Lincoln Center. From 2001 to 2011 Alberto Veronesi was named Permanent Artistic and Music Director of the Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra of Palermo, where he conducted the whole cycle of Symphonies from Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich, and also all the symphonies of the 900’ and contemporaries operas. From summer 2011 he realized and planned the International Bellini and Romantic Opera Festival and in october of the same year he conducted the world premiere “Mameli” of Leoncavallo, performing on stage at the Theatre Vittorio Emanule II. Mr Veronesi is now following the “Verismo Project” in association with the Deutsche Grammophon. This Project is dedicated to the Italian post romantic repertoire.The project has started in 2006 with the performance of Edgar, the youngest work of Puccini, registred in extended version with Placido Domingo and appreciated from critics. The second album, “Puccini Ritrovato”, contains original version, alternation of famous ensable and fairly known parts, performed by Placido Domingo and the soprano Violeta Urmana with the Wiener Philharmoniker; followed in 2009 by L’Amico Fritz, with a live registration at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, perfomed by Angela Gheorghiu and Roberta Alagna. In the same year arrived the publishing of “La Nuit de Ma” which contains a synphonic poem and room ditty of Leoncavallo. Opera has been performed by Domingo, Lang Lang and the Orchestra of Bologna city Theatre. In 2010 the multi-awarded opera “I Medici” of Leoncavallo with Daniela Dessi and Placido Domingo. In January 2011 the opera recently presented, “Fedora”of Giordano and Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu and The Orchestra of La Monnais.

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