Stefano Montanari Conductor

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Stefano Montanari is the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. He graduated in violin and piano and obtained a diploma in chamber music from the Accademia Musicale in Firenze and with Carlo Chiarappa from the Conservatory of Lugano. Formerly concert master of Accademia Bizantina, he now combines his activity as a conductor and as a soloist.

Stefano Montanari is a regular guest in major international institutions such as Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Opéra de Lyon, the National Opera in Amsterdam, Bolshoi Theater and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Edinburgh Festival, Warsaw Philharmonic, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Opera di Roma, Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Festival Donizetti in Bergamo, Arena di Verona, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio in Turin.

Recent and future engagements include operas and concerts at the Petruzzelli theatre in Bari, Sémélé, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte anf La Fille de régiment at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Il Seraglio in Vienna, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux in Genoa, Guillaume Tell in Liège. He made his debut at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin (Giulio Cesare) and was invited to return to the Royal Opera House (Ariodante).

He also conducts concerts with the I Pomeriggi Musicali Ensemble and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Warsaw. Stefano Montanari he took part in the creation of Damiano Michieletto’s opera-film Gianni Schicchi and often collaborates with jazz musician Gianluigi Trovesi. He is a teacher at the Civica Scuola di Musica Abbado and is the author of the “Baroque Violin Method” published by Carisch. His Decca album “O Solitude” has been nominated for the Grammy Awards.

Paris Opera debut

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  • Palais Garnier
  • from 21 September 2024 to 12 July 2025

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