Italian conductor Marco Armiliato made his Royal Opera debut in the 2002/3 Season conducting Turandot and returned in the 2012/13 Season to conduct La rondine. In the 2019/20 Season he conducts La bohème for The Royal Opera.
Since his debut in 1995 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venezia conducting Il barbiere di Siviglia and at the Vienna State Opera conducting Andrea Chenier, and his collaboration with Luciano Pavarotti in concert performances, Armiliato has had a successful career with appearances at the world’s leading opera houses. He appears frequently at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, where he has conducted operas including La bohème, Macbeth, Turandot, Manon Lescaut and La fanciulla del West. In 2012 he set a record at the Metropolitan Opera by conducting six operas in six days. He also often conducts for Vienna State Opera, where his appearances include Tosca, Anna Bolena, Andrea Chénier, Samson et Dalila, L’elisir d’amore, Otello, La traviata, Aida, Don Pasquale, Simon Boccanegra, Manon Lescaut, Roméo et Juliette, Turandot and Il trovatore. Other selected appearances include Otello, Manon and La fanciulla del West in Zürich, La traviata, Andrea Chénier and Tosca for Teatro Real, Madrid, La traviata at La Scala, Milan, Lucrezia Borgia for Salzburg Festival and Il trovatore in Chicago.
Armiliato’s CD recordings include albums with Joseph Calleja, Rolando Villazón, Marina Rebeka, Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann, an opera gala recording with singers including Anna Netrebko, and Andrea Chénier and Manon Lescaut, the latter with Netrebko. His concert appearances include a gala concert with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov at Chorégies d’Orange. His 2010 recording of Verismo arias with Fleming won a Grammy Award.