Andrea Molino, a composer and conductor, was born in Turn and studied in Turin Milan, Venice, Paris and Freiburg. He lives in Paris and Zurich. He produced ‘the smiling carcass’ (1999) and ‘Those Who Speak In A Faint Voice’ (2001) among other things with the Pocket Opera Company in Nuremberg and both in collaboration with Oliviero Toscani. These two productions were early examples of his commitment to innovative musical theatre with a multimedia focus.
Between 2000 and 2006 he was the artistic director of Fabrica Musica. He presented the multimedia staged concert un Temps vécu, ou qui pourrait l’être at Le Fresnoy in Lille in 2008. In 2009 he took on the role of artistic director at the World Venice Forum, where he shaped the festival The Garden Of Forking Paths; at the gala concert in the Basilica die Frari he conducted the world premiere of his multimedia concert ‘Of Flowers And Flames’. The world premiere of ‘Three Mile Island’ about the nuclear power disaster in Pennsylvania in 1979 took place at the ZKM in Karlsruhe in 2012. The project received the Music Theatre Now Award 2013. His most recent opera ‘– qui non c’è perché –’ (‘– there is no why here –’) had its world premiere at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in April 2014.
In his role as conductor he recently staged Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ with William Kentridge as director, and Shostakovich’s ‘The Nose’, directed by Barrie Kosky for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, Szymanowski’s ‘Król Roger’ at the Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, a Mahler/Messiaen/Strauss programme in Melbourne with Thomas Hampson and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and ‘Carmen’ at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. He acted as conductor for Opera Australia, producing works such as ‘Król Roger’ (directed by: Kasper Holten, Green Room Award 2018), ‘Carmen’, ‘Tosca’ and ‘La Bohème’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Un ballo in maschera’ (directed by: Àlex Ollé – La Fura dels Baus). In 2010 he opened the concert season of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with the world premiere of Bruno Baderna’s Requiem; in La Fenice he had already conducted Surrogate Cities by Heiner Goebbels at the Biennale Musica 2005 and the world premieres of Mosca’s ‘Signor Goldoni’ and Ambrosini’s ‘Il Killer di Parole’.
Among other things he has conducted the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the Dresdner Sinfoniker (including for the project ‘aghet’, dedicated to the Armenian genocide), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the BBC SSO Glasgow, the Royal Swedish Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, including at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Konzerthaus Wien, the Berliner Festspiele in the Berliner Philharmonie, the Sydney Festival, the Queensland Music Festival, the Brisbane Festival, the Beijing Opera House, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Opéra de Nancy, the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the RomaEuropa Festival, the Settembre Musica Turin, the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, the Zagreb Biennale, and the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden.
His recordings have been released by Stradivarius (Milan), ECM (Munich), Naïve (Paris) and ABC Classics (Sydney) on CD and DVD. His scores are published by RAI Com, Nuova Stradivarius and Ricordi.