Italian conductor Evelino Pidò made his Royal Opera debut in 1993 conducting Il barbiere di Siviglia and has since conducted Così fan tutte, Il corsaro, L’elisir d’amore, La Cenerentola, La Fille du régiment, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale, Faust, Il turco in Italia and Les Contes d’Hoffmann. In the 2019/20 Season he conducts Don Pasquale for The Royal Opera.
Pidò trained at the Turin Conservatory and the Vienna Academy. He played as a bassoonist in the orchestra of La Scala, Milan, before beginning his international career as a conductor after an appearance at the Melbourne Festival of the Three Worlds. He appears regularly with Vienna State Opera, where engagements have included Don Pasquale, La traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Aida, La Fille du régiment, I puritani, Lucia di Lammermoor, Adriana Lecouvreur, L’elisir d’amore, L’italiana in Algeri, Macbeth, Anna Bolena and Tosca. His other appearances include La Cenerentola, Don Pasquale and Tosca for Paris Opéra, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci and concerts of Guillaume Tell and Robert le diable for La Monnaie, Brussels, La bohème for La Scala, Milan, La traviata for the Liceu, Barcelona, La sonnambula for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and I puritani for Teatro Real, Madrid, and Savonlinna Opera Festival.
Pidò has conducted symphonic repertory with such orchestras as the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Other concert engagements include Mozart’s Requiem for Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. His recordings include L’elisir d’amore for Decca and an award-winning La sonnambula with Natalie Dessay for EMI. In 2012 he won the Bellini d’Oro Prize for his interpretations of Bellini.
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