Italian conductor and pianist Jonathan Santagada joins The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the start of the 2014/15 Season as conductor/répétiteur.
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 is currently Sir John Fisher Foundation Junior Fellow (Répétiteur) at the Royal Northern College of Music. Work at RNCM includes productions of Orfeo ed Euridice, L'elisir d'amore, L'Ivrogne corrigé and Moscow, Cheryomushki.
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