Antonello Manacorda Musical director

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Biography

Born in Turin to a French-Italian family, raised in Amsterdam and long-time resident of Berlin, Antonello Manacorda has long been concertmaster of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, a youth orchestra he himself founded with Claudio Abbado, before choosing to focus on conducting. He studied with Finnish conductor Jorma Panula. 

Today, he performs at the greatest operatic institutions and leads international symphonic orchestras. At the heart of his work is the Kammerakademie Potsdam - an ensemble he has shaped as its Artistic Director since 2010 and with which he has made a series of award-winning recordings since. In the past seasons, Antonello Manacorda has made his debuts with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Le nozze di Figaro). He has also conducted a new production of Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Der Freischütz at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. 

During season 2021/22, Antonello Manacorda conducted Madama Butterfly at the Frankfurt Alte Oper and the Munich Staatsoper. He was invited again at the Vienna Staatsoper for Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Seraglio, and at the Royal Opera House in London for La Traviata. His made his symphonic debut at the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra, with, among other works, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and Mahler's Rückert-Lieder with Christian Gerhaher. He has also been a guest conductor at the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and toured with the Orchestre du Siècle des Lumières.

Paris Opera debut

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