President of the eliminatory's phase jury
Antonello Allemandi has graduated from G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, his hometown, and has made his debut at only 21 conducting at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Ever since then, he has been in great demand with leading orchestra and most prominent opera houses worldwide, including The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Royal Opera House London, Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra National de Paris, Washington National Opera, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Real de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala in Milano, Festival Verdi di Parma , Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and many others.
He has conducted important symphonic orchestras such as the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de Monte-Carlo, the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire. In Italy, he has conducted the Orchestra RAI in Torino, the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestra Sinfonica “Giuseppe Verdi” and the Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan.
Allemandi’s opera productions and recent highlights have included La Cenerentola at The Metropolitan in New York, La traviata, Il trovatore, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’elisir d’amore and I puritani at Wiener Staatsoper, L’italiana in Algeri at Teatro alla Scala, Un ballo in maschera and Tosca at Opéra National de Paris, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Royal Opera House in London, Rigoletto at Opernhaus Zürich, Il pirata, Werther, Aida, Il trovatore and Tosca at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Il turco in Italia, La traviata, Madama Butterfly and L’Elisir d’amore at the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, La Cenerentola at Staatsoper Hamburg, L’italiana in Algeri, La traviata, Il Trovatore, Norma, Il Turco in Italia, Guillaume Tell, Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Don Carlo at Teatro Real di Madrid, during the Verdi celebration, Turandot at New National Theatre in Tokyo, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Liceu in Barcelona, Turandot, La bohème, Macbeth, Aida at Semperoper in Dresden, La Gazzetta and Il turco in Italia at Rossini Opera Festival.
His recent and future seasons highlights include: Il turco in Italia at Bayerische Staatsoper in Monaco, La Sonnambula at Royal Opera House in Muscat, L’elisir d’amore at Dresden Semperoper and L’Italiana in Algeri in Buenos Aires, Il Pirata at Opera de La Coruna, Otello with Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow , Il barbiere di Siviglia at New National Theatre Tokyo, La traviata at Palm Beach Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci at Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, Madama Butterfly at Theater Basel, La favorite at Teatro Cervantes de Malaga and Falstaff at the Opéra de Lille andLuxembourg, Tosca in Portland, Boheme at Palm Beach, Traviata at Dresden Semperoper and Wiesbaden Festival, etc.
Awarded with the prestigious Médaille d’or in Bilbao in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ABAO, after he did conduct over thirty opera productions at ABAO during his amazing career.