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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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  • 1.
    Bellini: Norma / Yoncheva
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1247 Release Date: 11/17/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Brindley Sherratt,  David Junghoon Kim,  Sonya Yoncheva,  Joseph Calleja  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Bellini: Norma / Yoncheva [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7225 Release Date: 11/17/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Sonia Ganassi,  Joseph Calleja,  Sonya Yoncheva,  David Junghoon Kim  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Rossini: Guillaume Tell / Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 564155 Release Date: 10/13/2017  
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Malin Bystrom,  John Osborn,  Gerald Finley,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
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    Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony & Carnival of the Animals / Rossi, Argerich, Pappano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 564390 Release Date: 10/13/2017  
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Daniele Rossi,  Martha Argerich,  Antonio Pappano
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra
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  • 5.
    Royal Opera: The Collection
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1244 Release Date: 10/06/2017   Number of Discs: 22
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Georges Bizet,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Graciela Araya,  Rinat Shaham,  Ana James,  Dorothea Röschmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano,  Sir Colin Davis,  Nicola Luisotti,  Andris Nelsons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Orchestra  ... 
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    Royal Opera: The Collection [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7223 Release Date: 10/06/2017   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Georges Bizet,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Graciela Araya,  Rinat Shaham,  Ana James,  Dorothea Röschmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano,  Sir Colin Davis,  Nicola Luisotti,  Andris Nelsons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Orchestra  ... 
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    Romanza (Deluxe Edition) / Netrebko, Eyvazov
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002714002 Release Date: 09/29/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Krutoy,  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Emmerich Kálmán  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko,  Yusif Eyvazov,  Saimir Pirgu,  Elina Garanca  ... 
    Conductor:  William Ross,  Ben Foster,  Jeremy Holland-Smith,  Claudio Abbado  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra,  Mahler Chamber Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Rossini: William Tell / Pappano, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: OA 1205D Release Date: 08/25/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Malin Bystrom,  Enkelejda Shkosa,  Sofia Fomina,  Nicolas Courjal  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Rossini: William Tell / Pappano, Royal Opera House Covent Garden [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: OA BD7195D Release Date: 08/25/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Eric Halfvarson,  Gerald Finley,  Nicolas Courjal,  Sofia Fomina  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Puccini: Tosca / Pappano, Gheorghiu, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109292 Release Date: 08/18/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Sorin Coliban,  Ruggero Raimondi,  Maurizio Muraro,  Enrico Fissore  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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    Puccini: Il Trittico / Pappano, London Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 559214 Release Date: 01/20/2017   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Neil Schicoff,  Felicity Palmer,  Bernadette Manca di Nissa,  Maria Guleghina  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
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    Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Royal Opera House
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: OA 1210D Release Date: 11/18/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Performer:  Aleksandrs Antonenko,  Elena Zilio,  Eva-Maria Westbroek,  Dimitri Platanias  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Royal Opera House [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: OA BD7200D Release Date: 11/18/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Performer:  Dimitri Platanias,  Eva-Maria Westbroek,  Elena Zilio,  Aleksandrs Antonenko  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Verdi Operas: The Royal Opera House Box Set / Rizzi, Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7208 Release Date: 10/28/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Edgaras Montvidas,  Dmitri Hvorostovsky,  José Cura,  Gweneth-Ann Jeffers  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi,  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Verdi Operas: The Royal Opera House Box Set / Rizzi, Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House [DVD]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1190 Release Date: 10/28/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Douglas Telfer,  Tómas Tómasson,  Yvonne Naef,  Verónica Villarroel  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi,  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Kaufmann, Pappano, Royal Opera House
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 557652 Release Date: 10/07/2016  
    Composer:  Umberto Giordano
    Performer:  Zeljko Lucic,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Eva-Maria Westbroek
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus
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    Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Kaufmann, Pappano, Royal Opera House [Blu-ray]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 55765 Release Date: 10/07/2016  
    Composer:  Umberto Giordano
    Performer:  Eva-Maria Westbroek,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Zeljko Lucic
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus
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  • 18.
    Verismo / Netrebko (Chopard Deluxe Edition) [CD + DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002562980 Release Date: 09/30/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Cilča,  Umberto Giordano,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Verismo / Netrebko (Deluxe Edition) [CD + DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002561400 Release Date: 09/30/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Francesco Cilča,  Umberto Giordano,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Verismo / Netrebko
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002528902 Release Date: 09/02/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Cilča,  Umberto Giordano,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Netrebko
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Elgar: Symphony No. 1 & In the South / Pappano
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5138 Release Date: 08/26/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 / Pappano
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5139 Release Date: 08/26/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra
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  • 23.
    100 Best Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 556480 Release Date: 08/05/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Barry Tuckwell,  Mikhail Rudy,  Maria-Joao Pires  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Kent Nagano,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Alberto Lysy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy,  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 24.
    40 Most Beautiful Classical Pieces
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 556099 Release Date: 06/17/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Samson François,  Maria Tipo,  Martha Argerich,  Anne Queffélec  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  William Christie,  John E. Gardiner,  David Zinman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Emmanuelle Haďm (Conductor/Harpsichord),  Le Concert d'Astrée  ... 
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    The Great Placido Domingo
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 556098 Release Date: 06/17/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Amilcare Ponchielli  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Katia Ricciarelli,  Ezio di Cesare,  John [Bass Vocals] Macurdy  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Kohn,  Nello Santi,  Riccardo Muti,  Carlo Maria Giulini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rondalla Lirica de Madrid
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