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Alessandro De Marchi
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.
As a guest conductor he has appeared among others with: Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Hamburger Symphoniker, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestre National de France, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève…
With the Staatskapelle Berlin, he launched a special project dedicated to ‘The Art of Fugue’. Projects with his own period Ensemble, the Academia Montis Regalis, embrace performances at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Bergamo Donizetti Festival, Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and London Wigmore Hall. Since 2009, De Marchi has held the position of Artistic Director at the Innsbruck Festival.
A passionate advocate for lesser-known works, he has championed Cimarosa’s ‘Matrimonio segreto’ and Graun’s ‘Cesare e Cleopatra’ (Staatsoper Berlin), Hasse’s ‘Cleofide’ (Dresden), Haydn’s ‘Orlando Paladino’ (Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Pergolesi’s ‘Olimpiade’ (Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Innsbruck and Pergolesi Festival in Jesi) and Porpora’s ‘Germanico in Germania’ (Innsbruck). He conducted the first modern representation of ‘Merope’ by Farninelli’s brother Riccardo Broschi at both the Innsbruck Festival and Theater an der Wien.
Equally associated with the operas of Rossini and Handel, De Marchi has conducted works of both at opera houses such as Teatro Regio Torino, Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, La Monnaie Bruxelles, Opéra de Lyon, Staatsoper Hamburg, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Aalto Theater Essen and at the Handel Festspiele Halle.
Also very much at home in Classical repertoire, he has conducted works of Gluck an Haydn in Hamburg, Berlin, Innsbruck, Vienna and Baden-Baden. Mozart forms an extensive part of his activities: De Marchi has led performances of ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ (Innsbrucker Festwochen and the National Theatre in Prague), ‘Don Giovanni’ (Hamburg, Berlin), ‘Così fan tutte’ (Brussels) and ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Berlin State Opera) as well as ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ (Dresden).
Among his recent and forthcoming engagements are the rarity ‘Leonora’ by Ferdinando Paër at the Innsbruck Festival, ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ at the Berlin Staatsoper and ‘St Matthew Passion’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin. For the Semperoper Dresden, he will lead ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’, ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ and ‘La Cenerentola’.