Italian conductor Antonello Manacorda makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season conducting La traviata.
Manacorda was a founder member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and its Concert Master for eight years. He was Artistic Director for Chamber Music at the Aix-en-Provence Festival (2003-6), and Principal Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan (2006-10). Since 2010 he has been Artistic Director of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, and since 2011 he has been Principal Conductor of Het Gelders Orkest in the Netherlands. As a guest conductor he has worked with orchestras including the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
Manacorda has a longstanding relationship with La Fenice, Venice, where he conducted Die Zauberflöte in 2015. Other notable operatic appearances include L’Africaine and Don Giovanni for Frankfurt Opera, Lucio Silla and The Cunning Little Vixen for La Monnaie, Brussels, Le nozze di Figaro for Bavarian State Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Komische Oper Berlin, Die Zauberflöte for the Liceu, Barcelona, Betulia liberata for Potsdamer Winteroper and Otello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Theater an der Wien.