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Alessandro De Marchi

Conductor
representation zone: General Management - World (excl.Italy)

Highlights

-        He receives the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, for the recording of the Pasquini’s Sonate a due cembali, with Attilio Cremonesi, while still a student.

-        He starts out as a conductor of the Staatsoper Berlin with Il Matrimonio segreto, followed by L’Isola disabitata, Il Barbiere di Siviglia,  Pigmalion, Don Giovanni and Kunst der Fuge.

-        His recording and tour of Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans, Naïve, with Magdalena Kozena (Diapason D’or, Choc Musique, 10 de Répertoire) opens the great and fruitful « Vivaldi Edition ».

-        He records for Decca La Sonnambula with Cecilia Bartoli, Juan Diego Flórez and La Scintilla Orchestra (Editor’s choice Gramophone).

-      National Musical Critic Association awards the Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra and its director Alessandro De Marchi the XXVth Franco Abbiati Musical Critic Prize in the chamber music section. « For technical maturity and stylistic property on ancient instruments, through baroque and classical repertoire, after ten years of intense and meticulous work. »

-        He succeeds René Jacobs at the head of the Festwochen der alte Musik in Innsbruck, first as Artistic Director than as a General Director. Currently in his third mandate, he will end his functions in 2021.

-        Opens 2011 season at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, with Pergolesi’s Olimpiade.

-        Echo Klassik 2015 for his recording Le Belle Immagini, with Valer Sabadus and the Hofkapelle München ensemble.

-        Recording (Sony Classic) and tour with Sonya Yoncheva and AMR (Philarmonie de Paris, Salzburg Festival..

-        Orfeo e Euridice and Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper Berlin.

BIOGRAPHY

Alessandro De Marchi is in demand at the highest level for his interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early baroque through the works of Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries, to the late bel canto masterpieces.

Engagements this season include Don Giovanni at Staatsoper Berlin, Guillaume Tell at Staatsoper Hannover, Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro Regio (Torino) and Semperoper  Dresden, and Weihnachtsoratorium at Hamburg Ballet. As a guest conductor, De Marchi also returns to hr-Sinfonieorchester and Münchner Rundfunkorchester as well as debuts with Turku Philharmonic. Projects with his own period ensemble, Academia Montis Regalis, include performances at Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik, Musikfestspiele Sanssouci and Wigmore Hall in London. Since 2009 De Marchi has held the position of Artistic Director at Innsbruck’s Festwochen der Alten Musik and will continue so until 2021.

A passionate advocate for lesser known works, De Marchi has championed Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto and Graun’s Cesare e Cleopatra (Staatsoper Berlin), Hasse’s Cleofide (Dresden), Vivaldi’s Orlando Paladino (Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw) and Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade (Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Innsbruck and the Pergolesi Festival in Jesi).

Equally associated with the operas of Rossini and Handel, De Marchi has conducted La Cenerentola, L’Italiana in Algeri and Demetrio e Polibio at opera houses such as Hamburg, Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin and La Monnaie, and Alcina, Teseo, Orlando, and Rinaldo at Opéra de Lyon, Komische Oper Berlin, Aalto Theater Essen and Händel Festspiele Halle.

Also very much at home in classical repertoire, De Marchi has conducted Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride in Hamburg and Iphigenie en Aulide in Vienna; and encounters with Haydn include L’isola disabitata at Staatsoper Berlin and Innsbruck. Mozart forms an extensive part of his activities: De Marchi has led performances of La clemenza di Tito (Innsbruck and the National Theatre Prague), Don Giovanni (Hamburg), Cosi fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro (Brussels) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Dresden). Other operatic engagements include Dido and Aeneas (Florence), L’incoronazione di Poppea (Oslo) Anna Bolena (Cologne) Don Pasquale and La Vestale (Brussels).

In the concert hall De Marchi has conducted, amongst others, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Essener Philharmoniker, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and a special project of Die Kunst der Fuge with Staatskapelle Berlin.

An extensive discography includes La Sonnambula (with Cecilia Bartoli and Juan Diego Flórez) for Decca, L’Olimpiade, La Stellidaura vendicante, Flavius Bertaridus and the Händel-Caldara Carmelite Vespers for Sony/Harmonia Mundi as well as Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno for Hyperion, Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans and Orlando finto pazzo for Naïve and DVDs of L’incoronazione di Poppea for EuroArts and L’elisir d’amore for Dynamic. La Clemenza di Tito for CPO just received a Diapason d’Or.

 

Last edited September 2017

 

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