Giancarlo Andretta, conductor, was Principal Guest Conductor and consultant at The Göteborg Opera 2010–2013. Before that he was Chief Conductor of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, Principal Conductor and consultant of the Graz Opera which he left to take the position as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta. Now he is Principal Conductor of the Granada Symphony Orchestra. At The Göteborg Opera, Giancarlo Andretta has previously conducted La Cenerentola, Macbeth, L'Italiana in Algeri, Lucia di Lammermoor, Attila, Lucrezia Borgia, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bel canto-consert, Beethovens NO. 9 and most recently Simon Boccanegra.
He has been and makes regular apparencies as guest conductor in concert halls and opera houses all over Europe including Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Dresden, Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Tampere, Dublin, Prague, Budapest, Athen, Lisbon, Milan,Venice, Rome, Neaple, Verona, Parma, Ravenna, Granada etc. In the coming appointments he will conduct I Puritani at the Tivoli Summer Festival in Copenhagen, La Cenerentola at the Zurich Opera House, Don Pasquale at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, La Straniera and I due Foscari at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and concerts in Copenhagen, Milano, Granada, Padova and Aarhus. He has been awarded with several prizes, such as Wuerdigung Preis 1989 and Richard Wagner Preis 1989. He has recorded with orchestras such as Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice, the Bayrische Rundfunk Orchestra and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.