Music Director

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda, Music DirectorGianandrea Noseda is among the most sought-after conductors of our time. He has propelled the Teatro Regio Torino into the ranks of the leading operas houses in the world since becoming its Music Director in 2007. In addition to conducting numerous productions in Torino each season, Gianandrea Noseda’s work with the Orchestra and Chorus has altered the international profile of the Teatro Regio Torino and resulted in recording projects and international tours and residencies in Asia (Japan and China) and Europe, including annual residencies at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and company debuts at the Dresden Music Festival and at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2013. In December 2014 he brings the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino to North America for its continental debut with four concert performances of William Tell in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Many of the productions he has led at the Teatro Regio Torino have been released on DVD such as Verdi’s I Vespri siciliani, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, and Massenet’s Thaïs directed by Stefano Poda, which was recognized as one of the top twenty opera productions of the last twenty years by BBC Music Magazine. In 2013, to mark Verdi’s 200th birthday, he and the Orchestra recorded two highly acclaimed solo aria recording projects with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon for Deutsche Grammophon.

Gianandrea Noseda regularly conducts many of the leading international orchestras and is also Chief Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Laureate Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic. He was the first foreign principal guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre from 1997 to 2007. Since more than a decade Gianandrea Noseda serves as Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival in Italy.

As guest conductor, Gianandrea Noseda is regularly conducting the most celebrated orchestras in the world, such as the Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Cleveland orchestras in the US, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Wiener Symphoniker in Europe and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan. Recent engagements included Gianandrea Noseda’s debut at Vienna State Opera and at the Musikverein in Vienna. His relationship with the LSO continued in summer 2013 when he made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with a new production of Rigoletto staged by Robert Carsen. At Teatro alla Scala he has also continued is personal homage to Verdi conducting a successful production of Aida in autumn 2013. Gianandrea Noseda’s privileged relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dates back to 2002: he has conducted five Verdi operas and garnered considerable attention with last season’s revival of Macbeth; in February 2014 he returned to the Met with a new production of Prince Igor staged by Dmitry Tcherniakov and a revival of Andrea Chénier. During the same period he conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and a U.S. tour with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

An exclusive Chandos artist since 2002, Gianandrea Noseda’s discography includes over 35 recordings featuring among others Prokof’ev, Karłowicz, Dvořák, Smetana, Šostakovič, Liszt’s Symphonic works, Rachmaninoff (the operas and the symphonies), Mahler and Bartók. He has recently started to champion both known and lesser-known Italian composers of the 20th century such as Alfredo Casella, Luigi Dallapiccola, Alfredo Petrassi, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari through the project “Musica Italiana”, unanimously acclaimed by the critics all over the world.

Born in Milan, Gianandrea Noseda is one of the highest profile Italian cultural figures and is a leading cultural ambassador for Italy advocating for the need to find new avenues to invest in opera and culture. He is very involved with the next generation of musicians and regularly conducts youth orchestras such as the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, the Orchestra of the Guildhall School and the European Union Youth Orchestra.
He holds the Honor of “Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”.

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