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
Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Jansen, Pappano
Release Date: 01/08/2016   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 002375902   Number of Discs: 1
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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 / Pappano, Rana
Release Date: 11/27/2015   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 553119   Number of Discs: 1
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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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    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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    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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    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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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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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    Classical 2016
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 555937 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Giovanni Pacini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Antonio Pappano,  Anja [Soprano Vocal] Harteros,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Placido Domingo  ... 
    Conductor:  Marco Armiliato,  Nello Santi,  Gianandrea Noseda,  Carlo Rizzi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion,  Arcangelo,  L'Arpeggiata  ... 
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    Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002503602 Release Date: 06/03/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Umberto Giordano  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Marilyn Horne,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Mirella Freni  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Henry Lewis,  Richard Bonynge,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 17.
    Verdi: I due foscari / Domingo, Meli, Agresta [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7197 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Maria Agresta,  Placido Domingo,  Francesco Meli
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Verdi: I Due Foscari / Pappano, Domingo, Meli, Agresta
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1207 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Francesco Meli,  Placido Domingo,  Maria Agresta
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Verdi & Shakespeare
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1200 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Nigel Cliffe,  Simon Keenlyside,  Dmitri Pittas,  Raymond Aceto  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano,  Antonio Ros-Marbá,  Vladimir Jurowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Verdi & Shakespeare [Blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7190 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Nigel Cliffe,  Simon Keenlyside,  Dmitri Pittas,  Raymond Aceto  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano,  Antonio Ros-Marbá,  Vladimir Jurowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Jansen, Pappano
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002375902 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Janine Jansen
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Pappano, Kaufmann, Opolais, Hulett
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 510519 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Christopher Maltman,  Benjamin Hulett,  Kristine Opolais,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Pappano, Kaufmann, Opolais, Hulett [blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 510520 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Christopher Maltman,  Benjamin Hulett,  Kristine Opolais,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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  • 24.
    Schumann: Piano Concerto; Introduction and Allegro Appassionato; Kinderszenen / Lisiecki, Pappano
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002436802 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jan Lisiecki
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra
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    Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia / Florez, Didonato, Spagnoli [blu-ray]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552753 Release Date: 12/04/2015   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Joyce DiDonato,  Pietro Spagnoli,  Juan Diego Flórez,  Ferruccio Furlanetto  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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