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Jonathan Santagada

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Jonathan Santagada in action.
Jonathan Santagada conducting The Lighthouse as part of Meet the Young Artists Week © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Italian conductor and répétiteur Jonathan Santagada was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2014–16, during which time he conducted La scala di seta and The Lighthouse for Meet the Young Artists Week, conducted the Southbank Sinfonia in a Beethoven concert in the Paul Hamlyn Hall and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra in the Young Artists’ Summer Performance on the main stage, and joined The Royal Opera’s music staff for Rigoletto, L’elisir d’amore, Andrea Chénier, Der fliegende Holländer, Madama Butterfly, Il turco in Italia, Guillaume Tell, Le nozze di Figaro, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, La traviata, Il trittico, Boris Godunov, Tannhäuser and Werther. He returns in the 2016/17 Season to work with the music staff for Norma, Manon Lescaut, Adriana Lecouvreur, The Exterminating Angel and Otello.

Santagada studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin with Mariaclara Monetti and at the Lyon Conservatory under Géry Moutier, going on to study conducting privately with Marco Boemi in Rome. He regularly works as a répétiteur and conductor at CNIPAL Marseille, Teatro lirico sperimentale in Spoleto, the Musica Riva Festival in Riva del Garda and with Theater Basel, and made his professional conducting debut in Basel with Lo speziale. As a freelance répétiteur and assistant conductor he has worked on numerous operas including Lohengrin, Un ballo in maschera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly and Il matrimonio segreto.

Santagada was a Sir John Fisher Foundation Junior Fellow (Répétiteur) with the Royal Northern College of Music, where he worked on productions including Orfeo ed Euridice, L’elisir d’amore, L’Ivrogne corrigé and Moscow, Cheryomushki.

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News and features

Young Artist Profile: Jonathan Santagada – ‘Music will win over a sceptical newcomer – It did for me.’

Young Artist Profile: Jonathan Santagada – ‘Music will win over a sceptical newcomer – It did for me.’

14 March 2016

The Italian conductor on the hard work that it takes to become a professional conductor and what he's learnt from Music Director Antonio Pappano.

Jonathan Santagada and Colin J Scott join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Jonathan Santagada and Colin J Scott join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

27 February 2014

Michele Gamba accepts position as Jette Parker Associate Conductor.

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