Antonio Pappano

Biography

Born: 1959; England  
Antonio Pappano is one of the most exciting opera conductors to emerge in the 1990s, enjoying an astonishingly fast rise to the top of his profession.

He was born in London of Italian parents. His main musical education was in the United States, where he studied piano with Norma Verilli, composition with Arnold Franchetti, and conducting with Gustav Maier. His work with the Lyric Opera of Chicago led to his becoming an assistant to Daniel
Read more Barenboim in preparing for that maestro's Bayreuth productions of Tristan, Parsifal, and a complete Ring cycle.

His operatic conducting debut was at the Norwegian Opera, leading quickly to an appointment as music director there. He was soon noted for his English National Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Berlin Staatsoper, and Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris. At the age of thirty-two (1992) he was appointed Music Director of Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie, where he is responsible for both opera and concert performances.

He made a spectacular debut at the Vienna Staatsoper in 1993, replacing Christoph von Dohnanyi at the last minute to lead a new production of Wagner's Siegfried.

He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has also conducted the Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Lyon, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra.

He records for the EMI Classics label. His album of Puccini's La Rondine won two Grammophone Awards ((Best Opera Recording and Record of the Year), as well as the French Choc du Monde de la Musique, two Diapason d'Or awards, the USA Critics' Award, and the German Deutsche Schallplattenkritik award.

In March, 1999, at the age of thirty-nine, he was announced to assume the role of Music Director of Britain's Royal Opera Housek Covent Garden following the planned retirement of Bernard Haitink in 2002. Read less

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Biography

Born: 1959; England  
Antonio Pappano is one of the most exciting opera conductors to emerge in the 1990s, enjoying an astonishingly fast rise to the top of his profession.

He was born in London of Italian parents. His main musical education was in the United States, where he studied piano with Norma Verilli, composition with Arnold Franchetti, and conducting with Gustav Maier. His work with the Lyric Opera of Chicago led to his becoming an assistant to Daniel
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Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: I. Liebesbotschaft
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: II. Kriegers Ahnung
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: III. Frühlingssehnsucht
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: IV. Ständchen
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: V. Aufenthalt
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: VI. In der Ferne
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: VII. Abschied
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: VIII. Der Atlas
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: IX. Ihr Bild
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: X. Das Fischermädchen
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: XI. Die Stadt
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: XII. Am Meer
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: XIII. Der Doppelgänger
Winter Words Op. 52: 1. At Day-close in November
Winter Words Op. 52: 2. Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy)
Winter Words Op. 52: 3. Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)
Winter Words Op. 52: 4. The Little Old Table
Winter Words Op. 52: 5. The Choirmaster's Burial (or The Tenor Man's Story)
Winter Words Op. 52: 6. Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales)
Winter Words Op. 52: 7. At the Railway Station, Upway (or The Convict and Boy with the Violin)
Britten: Winter Words, Op. 52, No. 8: 'Before Life and After'
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XVI Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXXI A che piu debb'io mai l'intensa voglia
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXX Veggio co' be' vostri occhi un dolce lume
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet LV Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXXVIII Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXXII S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXIV Spirto ben nato, in cui so specchia e vede
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Menschenbeifall
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Die Heimat
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Sokrates und Alcibiades
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Die Jugend
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Hälfte des Lebens
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Die Linien des Lebens
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: The Autumn Wind (words: Wu-ti)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: The Herd-Boy (words: Lu Yu)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: Depression (words: Po Chü-i)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: Dance Song (fom the Book of Songs)
I. Allegro di molto
II. Theme and Variations: Andante grazioso
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Tempo di Menuetto
I. Largo - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto
Schwanengesang, D.957: I: Liebesbotschaft (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: II: Kriegers Ahnung (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: III: Frühlingssehnsucht (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: IV: Ständchen (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: V: Aufenthalt (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: VI: In der Ferne (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: VII: Abschied (Rellstab)
Schwanengesang, D.957: VIII: Der Atlas (Heine)
Schwanengesang, D.957: IX: Ihr Bild (Heine)
Schwanengesang, D.957: X: Das Fischermädchen (Heine)
Schwanengesang, D.957: XI: Die Stadt (Heine)
Schwanengesang, D.957: XII: Am Meer (Heine)
Schwanengesang, D.957: XIII: Der Doppelgänger (Heine)
Schwanengesang, D.957: XIV: Die Taubenpost (Seidl)
Cello Sonata, Op.119: I. Andante grave - Moderato animato - Andante grave, come prima - Allegro animato
Cello Sonata, Op.119: II. Moderato - Andante dolce - Moderato primo
Cello Sonata, Op.119: III. Allegro, ma non troppo - Andantino - Allegro, ma non troppo
I. Allegro di molto
II. Theme and Variations: Andante grazioso
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Tempo di Menuetto
I. Largo - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto
Cello Sonata, Op.119: I. Andante grave - Moderato animato - Andante grave, come prima - Allegro animato
Cello Sonata, Op.119: II. Moderato - Andante dolce - Moderato primo
Cello Sonata, Op.119: III. Allegro, ma non troppo - Andantino - Allegro, ma non troppo
1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
7. Ich grolle nicht
8. Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen
9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
10. Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen
11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
13. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
14. Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
16 Die alten, bösen Lieder


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