Diego Fasolis

Conductor
representation zone: General Management - World

Highlights

-     More than 120 recordings released by major international labels such as EMI-Virgin, Universal Music, Warner Classic and Naïve (Grammy Award, Diapason D’Or, and Echo Klassik for his recordings with Cecilia Bartoli, Martha Argherich..)

-     Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride -  Salzburg Fest. 2015

-     Haendel’s Trionfo del Tempo & Tamerlano Scala 2016 & 2017

-     Rossini’s Turco in Italia – Hamburg Staatsoper  2018/2019

-     Rossini’s Cenerentola  – Opéra Royal de Wallonie  2018/2019

-     Rossini’s Le Comte Ory – Zurich Opernhaus  2017/2018

-     Bellini’s Norma at the Montecarlo Opera House  2016

-     Cecilia Bartoli’s St Petersbourg – World Tour  2015/2016

-     Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Clemenza di Tito and Ariodante,  Lausanne Opera  2015/16/17

-     Mozart’s “Eastern Concertcelebration in Grafenegg with the Tonkunstler Orchestra – 2017

-     Beethoven’s IX Symphony with Concentus Musicus – Musikverein 2016

BIOGRAPHY

Diego Fasolis studied in Zurich, Paris and Cremona where he obtained four diplomas with distinction. He began his career in the 80s as a concert organist, performing regularly complete works by Bach, Buxtehude, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt.

Having acquired a worldwide recognition, Fasolis was appointed Chief conductor of the Vocal and instrumental ensembles of Swiss Radio and Television in 1993. In 1998 he began conducting “I Barocchisti“, a baroque orchestra with period instruments, which he founded with his wife Adriana Fasolis-Brambilla. After her premature death in 2013 he established a charitable foundation in her name to support young musicians. He also works as a guest teacher with leading groups and singers internationally.

Diego Fasolis is seen as a reference interpreters for historically informed music. His versatility and virtuosity are combined with a rigorous style, which is highly appreciated by the public and by international critics and press both in Europe and in the US.

He has been working with the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli since 2011, with projects including audio and video recordings as well as major concert tours around the world. Their last project is dedicated to Italian and German authors present in the St. Petersburg archives. Fasolis also conducted Bellini’s Norma in Monte-Carlo starring Cecilia Bartoli as the title role.

A regular guest at the Salzburg Festival for concerts and opera engagements, (the latest being Iphigenie en Tauride), Diego Fasolis also conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Vienna Musikverein, with the Concentus Musicus Wien, and the A. Schoenberg Choir.

More recently, La Scala entrusted him with the creation of an orchestra on period instruments to perform Handel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del Disinganno.

Other highlights among current and future engagements include Tamerlano with Placido Domingo at Teatro alla Scala, Gluck’s Orfeo at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Le Comte Ory at the Zurich Opernhaus, La Finta Giardiniera at Teatro alla Scala, La Cenerentola at the Opéra Royal in Liège, Così fan tutte at Teatro Regio in Turin, Clemenza di Tito at the Opéra de Lausanne and L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Berlin State Opera.

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Music.

With more than 120 CDs released by major international recording companies such as EMI-Virgin, Naïve, Universal Music and Warner Classic, Fasolis received numerous prizes for his commitment in the re-discovery of the operatic repertoire. Prizes include Disco d’Oro, the Grand Prix du Disque for his work on Handel and Vivaldi, Echo Klassic for the opera Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci. In 2014 he was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his work and for the triumphant “Mission” project with works by Agostino Steffani, and in 2015 for the “St. Petersburg” project with Cecilia Bartoli.

Last edited June 2017

 

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