An Italian with a strong affinity for the German repertoire. A “natural melodist” (Der Tagesspiegel), who excels at transferring the intricacy of his stylistically informed interpretations to the big orchestral apparatus. More, a true artist merging sheer creative force with a highly collaborative performance style. Antonello Manacorda’s versatility as a conductor is rooted in the richness of his musical and cultural background: born into an French-Italian family in Turin, educated in Amsterdam and a longtime Berlin resident, Manacorda was a founding member and longstanding concert master of the Claudio Abbado-initiated Mahler Chamber Orchestra before studying under legendary Finnish conductor Jorma Panula. Today Antonello Manacorda is performing at both the world’s most renowned opera houses as well as at the helm of globally renowned symphony orchestras. At the heart of his work is the Kammerakademie Potsdam – an ensemble he has shaped as its Artistic Director since 2010 and produced a series of award-winning recordings with since.
Béatrice et Bénédict (2016)
Béatrice et Bénédict by H.Berlioz, from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, performed at Glyndebourne Festival Theatre, Glyndebourne, 2016. Directed by Laurent Pelly, conductor Antonello Manacorda, starring Philippe Sly,Stéphanie d’Oustrac,Paul Appleby,Sophie Karthäuser,Lionel Lhote,Frédéric Caton,Katar...