Carlo Montanaro

Music Director at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw from 2011 to 2014, Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro was discovered by Zubin Mehta, who recommanded him to the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, where he improved his skills under Leopold Hager, Erwin Acél and Yugi Yuasa for three years.

Since 2001, Montanaro has conducted opera and concerts in major venues including Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Fondazione Arena in Verona, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini in Parma and Teatro Verdi in Trieste (a collaboration which led to a Japanese tour with the Orchestra). Titles included “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Nabucco”, “Aida”, “Tosca”, “La Sonnambula”, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, “Madama Butterfly” and “La Bohème”.

Highlights in the recent seasons include the debut at Opéra de Monte-Carlo (“Tosca”), at Korean National Opera (“Tosca” and “La Bohème”), at Sydney Opera House (“La Bohème”, “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Werther”) and at San Francisco Opera (“Carmen” and “La Bohème”), as well as “Rigoletto” and “Madama Butterfly” at Warsaw Opera, “Maria Stuarda”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Il Trovatore”, “Rigoletto” and “L’Elisir d’Amore” in Seattle, a new production of “Rigoletto” in Frankfurt, “La Traviata” at Dallas Opera and in Melbourne, “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, “Rigoletto” at Opéra de Montréal, “Un Ballo in Maschera” at the Hungarian State Opera, “La Traviata” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at Opéra de Paris, “La Bohème” at Hamburgische Staatsoper, “La Traviata” and “Nabucco” at Deutsche Oper.

In concert, he appeared with Cincinnati Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and he conducted Mozart’s Requiem at Teatro Regio di Parma.

Most recently he conducted “Il Turco in Italia” at Teatro di San Carlo, “Ernani” and “La Juive” with Opera Australia in Melbourne, “Tosca” with Opéra de Paris, “Les contes d’Hoffmann” at ABAO Olbe, “Lucia di Lammermoor” at Teatro di San Carlo. In concert, he made his debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Future engagements include “Madama Butterfly” at Sydney Opera House, “Nabucco” at the Deutsche Oper, “La traviata” at Seattle Opera.