Roberto Paternostro

Biography

Born: Vienna, Austria  
This noted opera and orchestral conductor, born in Vienna, but also at home in Venice, was a student of Hans Swarowsky, György Ligeti, and Christoph von Dohnányi, and later became the assistant to Herbert von Karajan in Berlin.

Following his rise to fame at the Gala Opera for Africa held at the Verona Arena in 1985, Paternostro quickly became a very requested guest conductor at important houses throughout the world, including those in
Read more the cities of Barcelona, Venice, Genoa, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Budapest, Munich, and Dresden. Since 1997, he has been director of the Staatstheater Kassel, where he has created productions of the complete Der Ring des Nibelungen series among other important projects, such as the live recording to CD of Richard Wagner's opera Siegfried. Other live productions include the telecast for the ZDF network of the gala Echo of the Stars in Weimar and the broadcast introducing young stars of the classical music stage performing with the Bundesjugendorchester (Bund Youth Orchestra) produced by ARTE.

A high point of Paternostro's operatic career was his debut in 1999 conducting Madame Butterfly at the State Opera of Oslo. The same year, he led his first presentation of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier at the State Theater of Kassel, as well as productions of Bizet's Carmen and Strauss' Die Fledermaus at the Volksoper in Vienna. Later that year, Paternostro conducted his first Silverkonzert (Christmas Eve Concert) with the Munich Philharmonic.

Within the compass of the 2000 Brucknerfestes in Linz, Paternostro led a highly praised concert version of Wagner's Götterdämmerung with the Bruckner Orchester Linz. That same year, he directed the MDR Sinfonieorchester of Leipzig at an international festival in Shanghai. Paternostro achieved further success conducting the Saarländischen Rundfunksinfonieorchester and the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.

In spring 2001, Paternostro directed the Radiophilharmonie des NDR Hannover for the first time. The same year, he toured with the Bundesjugendorchester, conducted the Open Air Gala with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra staged in the Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, led a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9, and toured with the Jeunesses Musicales Weltorchester in several cities and in conjunction with an ARTE production at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam entitled "Stars von morgen" (Stars of Tomorrow). For the 2002/2003 season, Paternostro will conduct the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Read less
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  • 1.
    Bizet: Carmen / Paternostro, Pantos, Murgu, Otelli, Ferretti
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2012062 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet
    Performer:  Claudio Otelli,  Fiamma Izzo d'Amico,  Peter Van Den Berg,  Marcin Bronikowski  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Children's Chorus,  Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
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    The Colon Ring - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in 7 Hours
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 713008 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Andrew Shore,  Leonid Zakhozhaev,  Jukka Rasilainen,  Linda Watson  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Orchestra,  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Chorus
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    The Colon Ring - Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen In 7 Hours [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 713104 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Linda Watson,  Leonid Zakhozhaev,  Jukka Rasilainen,  Andrew Shore  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Orchestra,  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Chorus
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    Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2012065 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Performer:  Claudio Otelli,  Corneliu Murgu,  Fiamma Izzo d'Amico,  Rein Kolpa  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Opera Orchestra,  Budapest Opera Chorus
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    Hans Gal: Violinkonzert; Violinsonaten
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 98921 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hans Gál
    Performer:  Thomas Albertus Irnberger,  Evgeni Sinaiski
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
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  • 6.
    The Art Of Belcanto
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 7035 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Pietro Mascagni,  Ottorino Respighi  ... 
    Performer:  Alfredo Kraus,  Edelmiro Arnaltes,  Renato Bruson,  Giovanni De Angelis  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
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    Elisabeth-maria Wachutka Sings Strauss, Beethoven & Wagner
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553169 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Elisabeth-Maria Wachutka
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
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    Wagner: Die Walkure / Owen, Brinkman, Franz, Casselman, Paternostro
    Label: Ars Produktion   Catalog: 38052 Release Date: 02/09/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Bodo Brinkmann,  Hans Moser,  Christian Franz,  Susan Owen  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kassel State Theater Orchestra
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    Mozart: Complete Masonic Music / Paternostro, Young-Hoon, Kassel Spohr CO
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570897 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Heo Young-Hoon,  Alfred Wurm,  Sabine Neher,  Kumiko Maruyama  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kassel Spohr Chamber Orchestra,  Kassel State Opera Chorus
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  • 10.
    Edition Opera - Verdi: La Traviata / Paternostro, Et Al
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 51204 Release Date: 11/01/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Yasuo Yanagosawa,  Akihito Shikano,  Hiroyuki Okayama,  Hiroshi Mochiki  ... 
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Edition Opera - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Paternostro, Et Al
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 51207 Release Date: 11/01/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Renato Bruson,  Mariana Nicolesco,  Giuseppe Sabbatini,  Roberto Scandiuzzi
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Dame Gwyneth Jones Sings Wagner / Paternostro
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10286 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Dame Gwyneth Jones
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Giordani, Scarlatti, Et Al: Arie Antiche / Renato Bruson
    Label: Arts Music   Catalog: 47575 Release Date: 06/13/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Paul A. Martini,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Alessandro Parisotti,  Antonio Caldara  ... 
    Performer:  Renato Bruson
    Conductor:  Roberto Paternostro
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Sinfonietta
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