Published 2 September 2009
Giancarlo Andretta will be first visiting conductor at GöteborgsOperan.
Giancarlo Andretta will be first visiting conductor at GöteborgsOperan. The Italian conductor Giancarlo Andretta will be first visiting conductor at GöteborgsOperan starting from the season 2010/2011. The contract expires at the end of 2013 and involves conducting one opera production per season.
Giancarlo Andretta has previously visited GöteborgsOperan with Rossini’s Askungen (2003) (Cinderella) and Verdi’s Macbeth (2008). Since 2003 he has been head conductor at Aarhus Symfoniorkester, a commitment that runs until 2012. In 2005 he was appointed professor of conducting at Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatiorium (the Royal Danish Academy of Music) in Copenhagen.
“We are happy to be able to engage such a highly acknowledged and acclaimed conductor and, moreover, one with whom we already have an established relation. He’s a driving force full of enthusiasm and we now have the opportunity to work continuously with him,” says opera director Lise-Lotte Axelsson.
Giancarlo Andretta began his studies in piano, organ and composition in Venice and continued his education at the Music Academy in Vienna. He started his career as a solo rehearser and head coach at Wiener Staatsoper and Salzburgfestival. Between 1994 and 1997 he was first guest conductor at the opera house in Graz. Thereafter he was appointed head conductor for Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta as well as creative director for Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy (1996-2003).
Giancarlo Andretta has also been a guest professor in piano and choir conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and recorded several records with, amongst others, the Fenice Opera Orchestra, the Radio Symphonic Orchestras in Vienna and Munich, the Symphony Orchestra in Basel and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. He has been a guest conductor at opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe in places such as Berlin, Münich, Oslo, Lisbon, Stockholm, Prague, Rome, Budapest and Athens.
We would like to wish Giancarlo Andretta a very warm welcome!