Jader Bignamini Conductor

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A native of Crema, Italy, Jader Bignamini studied at the Piacenza's Music School. He was appointed Music Director of the Detroit Symphony in 2020 and is currently in his third season with the orchestra.

He has conducted Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, La Traviata at the Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Eugene Onegin at the Klagenfurt Stadttheater, Turandot at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Il Trovatore and Aida at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, La Bohème at the São Paulo Municipal and La Fenice in Venice, L’elisir d’amore in Ancona, Tosca at the Comunale in Bologna, La Forza del destino at the Verdi Festival in Parma, Madama Butterfly at La Fenice…

Other appearances include projects with the festivals Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca and MITO (Milan-Turin). In 2013, he assisted Riccardo Chailly for a series of concerts (Mahler’s Eighth Symphony) in Milan. He made his house debut in La Scala, Milan, in 2015.

In 2019, he made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper and Dutch National Opera with Madama Butterfly and conducted La Forza del destino at the Frankfurt Opera, Cavalleria rusticana at the Michigan Opera-Theatre, La Bohème at the Santa Fe Opera and La Traviata in Tokyo. During the summer 2021, he conducted Turandot at the Arena di Verona, as well as a stage version of Rossini’s Stabat Mater for the Pesaro Festival.

Recent highlights include his debut with the Canadian Opera Company in Gianni Schicchi, the Frankfurt Opera in Rigoletto and Deutsche Oper, Berlin, in Simon Boccanegra. He also conducted Manon Lescaut at the Vienna Staatsoper.

At the Paris Opera: La Forza del destino, 2022

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