Antonello Manacorda

Antonello Manacorda is Principal Conductor of Kammerakademie Potsdam since 2010 and Principal Conductor of Het Gelders Orkest in The Netherlands since 2011. He also has many regular guest conducting relationships which include the Wiener Symphoniker, Ndr, Swr, hr-Sinfonieorchestrer, Mozarteum, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Munchner Philarmoniker and Accadmeia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

He is also a regular guest at the Aldeburgh Festival appearing there in 2008, 2010 and 2012. From 2003-06 Antonello Manacorda is Artistic Director for chamber music at the Académie Européenne de Musique du Festival d’Aix en Provence.

Manacorda appears regularly at the Philharmonie Berlin with Kammerakademie Potsdam. In February 2014 he had finished to recording a Schubert Symphony cycle for Sony Classical with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, which has being listed as one of Die Welt’s top-10 CDs of 2015, and got the Echo Classical Prize. Following Schubert, Manacorda and the Kammerakademie Potsdam started a new complete Mendelssohn  Symphony cycle recording, always for Sony Classical

Manacorda also has quite a presence in the opera field.  At La Fenice he conducts a new production of Mozart’s Da Ponte cycle on several occasions and he returns in 2015 to conduct Die Zauberflöte. At Theater and der Wien he conduct Rossini’s Otello. Recent and future opera productions include Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Berlin, Don Giovanni and L’Africaine at the Frankfurt Opera, Béatrice et Bénedict at Glyndebourne Festival, Le nozze di Figaro and Alceste in Munich, Lucio Silla and The Cunning Little Wixen at Théatre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Die Zauberflöte in Amsterdam and Bruxelles, Midsummer night’s dream at Theater An der Wien Alceste in Munich, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan, Così fan tutte in Paris, Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Wien, La Traviata and Les Contes d’Hoffmann in London, Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy in Bruxelles, Der Freischütz in Munich.

Manacorda is a founder-member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and its vice-president and concertmaster for eight years.

Antonello Manacorda maintains a special relationship with La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels, which will bring him to conduct at the house every future season. His guestconducting has started with his first Janacek, Cunning Little Vixen in 2017 and will continue with further projects in opera and concert until the season 2024/25.

January 2020


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