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
Verdi: Don Carlo / Kaufmann, Hampson, Harteros, Pappano
Release Date: 06/03/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 300576   Number of Discs: 2
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Verdi: Don Carlo / Pappano, Kaufmann, Salminen, Hampson, Harteros [blu-ray]
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Mozart: Concert Arias / Villazon, Pappano, London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 1.
    Complete Vengerov: Recordings 1991-2007 [19 CDs & 1 DVD]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 631514 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Itamar Golan,  Maxim Vengerov,  Alexander Markovich,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Kurt Masur,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Claudio Abbado  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Verdi: Don Carlo / Kaufmann, Hampson, Harteros, Pappano
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 300576 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Ekaterina Semenchuk,  Anja Harteros,  Matti Salminen,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
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    Verdi: Don Carlo / Pappano, Kaufmann, Salminen, Hampson, Harteros [blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 300577 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Matti Salminen,  Anja Harteros  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 4.
    The Italian Character - The Story Of A Great Italian Orchestra
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2059388 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Various
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    The Italian Character - The Story Of A Great Italian Orchestra [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2059384 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Various
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Verdi: Don Carlos / Hampson, Mattila , Alagna, Van Dam [blu-ray]
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 2031 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  José Van Dam,  Roberto Alagna,  Karita Mattila,  Thomas Hampson
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
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    Mozart: Concert Arias / Villazon, Pappano, London Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001986002 Release Date: 01/21/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rolando Villazón
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Berlioz: Les Troyens / Pappano, Antonacci, Hymel, Westbroek [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7113 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Eva-Maria Westbroek,  Bryan Hymel,  Anna Caterina Antonacci,  Fabio Maria Capitanucci
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Berlioz: Les Troyens / Pappano, Antonacci, Hymel, Westbroek, Capitanucci
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1097 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Anna Caterina Antonacci,  Bryan Hymel,  Eva-Maria Westbroek,  Fabio Maria Capitanucci
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Britten: War Requiem / Netrebko, Bostridge, Hampson, Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15448 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko,  Ian Bostridge,  Thomas Hampson
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 11.
    Sacred Verdi  / Antonio Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 845242 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Donika Mataj,  Maria Agresta
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 12.
    ReJoyce - The Best of Joyce DiDonato
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 341212 Release Date: 09/03/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Giovanni Porta,  Geminiano Giacomelli,  Giuseppe Maria Orlandini  ... 
    Performer:  Joyce DiDonato,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Anna Netrebko,  Nabil Suliman
    Conductor:  Christophe Rousset,  Alan Curtis,  Kazushi Ono,  Edoardo Müller  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques,  Il Complesso Barocco,  Lyon National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    The Best of Jonas Kaufmann
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001894302 Release Date: 09/03/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Charles Gounod  ... 
    Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann,  Jana Sibera,  Renée Fleming,  Barbara Vignudelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Marco Armiliato,  Antonio Pappano,  Claudio Abbado,  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan,  Verdi Chorus Milan  ... 
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  • 14.
    Maxim Vengerov: 5 Classic Albums
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 844352 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Edouard Lalo,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Maxim Vengerov,  Yevgeni Voskoboinikov,  Alexander Gourvich,  Yevgeni Cheskis  ... 
    Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Antonio Pappano,  Mikhail Parkhomovsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Virtuosi
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  • 15.
    The Verdi Edition - 12 Great Operas
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1105 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Gwynne Howell,  Peter Hoare,  Bryn Terfel,  Kenneth Tarver  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Carlo Rizzi,  Edward Downes,  Antonio Ros-Marbá  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra  ... 
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  • 16.
    Puccini: Tosca / Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Terfel, Pappano [blu-ray]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 758159 Release Date: 05/21/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Zheng Zhou,  Bryn Terfel,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Angela Gheorghiu  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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  • 17.
    Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Pappano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 167422 Release Date: 04/23/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Marina Rebeka,  Sara Mingardo,  Francesco Meli,  Alex Espostio
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Massenet: Werther / Pappano, Alagna, Gheorghiu
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 359542 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jules Massenet
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Thomas Hampson,  Patricia Petibon,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Tiffin Children's Choir
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  • 19.
    50 Best Verdi
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 338302 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Rolando Villazón,  Renato Bruson,  Nicolai Gedda  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Marcello Viotti,  Giuseppe Patané,  Julius Rudel  ... 
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  • 20.
    Puccini: Messa Di Gloria; Preludio Sinfonico; Crisantemi
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 33301 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
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  • 21.
    Essential Choral
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 234422 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Heather Harper,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Robert Tear,  Peter Barley  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Sir David Willcocks,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
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  • 22.
    Essential Opera Divas
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 234522 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Arleen Augér,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Véronique Gens,  Jessye Norman  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox,  Fabio Biondi,  Christophe Rousset,  Klaus Tennstedt  ... 
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  • 23.
    Rolando Villazon Sings Verdi
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 357112 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Rolando Villazón
    Conductor:  Marcello Viotti,  Michel Plasson,  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 24.
    Verdi: The Great Operas [35-CDs]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 167452 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 35
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Anne Edwards,  Matteo Manuguerra,  Nicolai Ghiaurov,  Renata Scotto  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  James Levine,  Tullio Serafin,  Antonio Pappano  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus  ... 
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 79914 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Jake Heggie,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Joyce DiDonato,  Philippe Jaroussky,  Rachel Frenkel  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Marco Armiliato,  Patrick Summers,  Jean-Christophe Spinosi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus,  English Concert,  tenThing (Brass Ensemble)  ... 
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