Antonino Fogliani

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Antonino Fogliani during Festival Radio France of Montpellier (2011)

Antonino Fogliani (born in Messina, June 29, 1976) is an Italian conductor.

Biography[edit]

Antonino Fogliani (Photo P. Ketterer)

Fogliani studied composition at the Conservatorio "G. B. Martini" in Bologna with Francesco Carluccio(it) and graduated with honors in orchestral conducting at the Milan Conservatory, under Vittorio Parisi. He then furthered his musical training at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena where he studied conducting with Gianluigi Gelmetti and composition with Franco Donatoni and Ennio Morricone.[1]

Fogliani's debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in 2001 with Il viaggio a Reims[2] was the beginning of an international career. He went on to conduct productions such as Gaetano Donizetti's Ugo conte di Parigi[3] and Maria Stuarda at La Scala in Milan, Pietro Mascagni's Amica and Rossini's Mosè in Egitto at the Rome Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor in St. Gallen, Verdi's Oberto conte di San Bonifacio in the Verona Philharmonic Theatre, Il barbiere di Siviglia at La Fenice in Venice, and Bellini's La sonnambula at the Teatro Calderón (Valladolid). In 2005 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples he conducted Paisiello's Il Socrate immaginario(it) in the new version by Roberto De Simone(it); the work was reprised in the 2006/07 season at La Scala in Milan.[4]

Fogliani made his American debut in 2011 conducting Lucia di Lammermoor at the Houston Grand Opera.[5] In 2012 he debuted Aida at the Teatro Regio in Parma adding to the Verdi repertoire which he had previously conducted—Rigoletto, Giovanna d'Arco, La battaglia di Legnano, La traviata, I masnadieri, and I Lombardi alla prima crociata.

He has conducted and recorded several titles in the Rossini repertoire (Otello, Il signor Bruschino, La scala di seta, L'occasione fa il ladro, Edipo Coloneo, Ciro in Babilonia, La Cenerentola, Il turco in Italia, Semiramide, Adina) as well as some of the first performances in modern times of Mercadante's Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio and I briganti and Vaccaj's La sposa di Messina[6] at the Rossini in Wildbad(de) festival, where he has been the Music Director since 2011. For the 2011 festival, he orchestrated the seven numbers composed by Giovanni Tadolini in 1833 for Rossini's Stabat Mater (the orchestral version of which was lost) and conducted them in their first performance at Rossini in Wildbad.[7]

In the symphonic repertoire he has performed with many orchestras including the National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia and the Rome Opera, the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Orchestra Sinfonica Toscanini Foundation of Parma, the Regional Orchestra Tuscany in Florence, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, the Spanish orchestras of La Coruna, Tenerife and Castilla y Leon, the Orchestra of the Teatro Municipal in Santiago (Chile), the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre de Bretagne and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen.

Fogliani has recorded for Naxos, Dynamic, Arthaus Musik, and Bongiovanni.

Since 2011 Fogliani has taught orchestral conducting at the Conservatory G. Tartini in Trieste.[8] He lives in Bologna.

Opera repertoire[edit]

  • Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Norma, La Sonnambula, Il Pirata
  • Georges Bizet: Carmen
  • Domenico Cimarosa: Il marito disperato
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena, L'assedio di Calais, Don Pasquale, Il diluvio universale, L’elisir d’amore, La Fille du régiment, Lucia di Lammermoor, Maria di Rohan, Maria Stuarda, Rita, Ugo conte di Parigi
  • Charles Gounod: Faust
  • Franz Lehàr: Die lustige Witwe, Das Land des Lächelns
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
  • Pietro Mascagni: Amica, Cavalleria rusticana, L’amico Fritz
  • Saverio Mercadante: Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio, I Briganti
  • Francesco Morlacchi: Tebaldo e Isolina
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte
  • Giovanni Paisiello: Socrate immaginario
  • Stefano Pavesi: Il trionfo delle belle
  • Francis Poulenc: La Voix Humaine
  • Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot
  • Gioachino Rossini: Adina, Il signor Bruschino, La Cenerentola, Il viaggio a Reims, Le comte Ory, Ciro in Babilonia, Il turco in Italia, L’occasione fa il Ladro, Mosè in Egitto, La scala di seta, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Edipo Coloneo, L’italiana in Algeri, Semiramide, Guillaume Tell, Stabat Mater
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
  • Nicola Vaccaj: La sposa di Messina
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, Attila, Giovanna d’Arco, I Lombardi alla prima crociata, I Masnadieri, Nabucco, La battaglia di Legnano, La Traviata, Oberto conte di San Bonifacio, Rigoletto

Bibliography[edit]

  • Various authors, Gaetano Donizetti. Maria Stuarda / Antonino Fogliani. Teatro alla Scala. Mondadori Electa, 2009.[9] ISBN 88-37-06515-9.

Discography[edit]

  • G. Donizetti, Ugo conte di Parigi, CD Dynamic (2004)
  • G. Rossini, Ciro in Babilonia, CD Naxos (2005)
  • D. Cimarosa, Il marito disperato, CD Bongiovanni (2006)
  • G. Rossini, Mosè in Egitto, CD Naxos (2007)
  • Gaetano Donizetti. Maria Stuarda /Antonino Fogliani. Teatro alla Scala, CD/DVD Musicom/Rai Trade (2008))
  • G. Rossini,Otello, CD Naxos (2010)
  • G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, CD Naxos (2011)
  • N. Vaccaj, La sposa di Messina, CD Naxos (2012)
  • S. Mercadante, Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio, CD Naxos (2012)
  • G. Rossini, L'occasione fa il ladro, CD Naxos (2012)
  • G. Rossini, Semiramide, CD Naxos (2013)
  • G. Verdi, Aida, CD C Major (2014)
  • S. Mercadante, I Briganti, CD Naxos (2014)

Filmography[edit]

  • G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, DVD Dynamic (2006)
  • G. Donizetti, Maria Stuarda, DVD ARTHAUS MUSIK (2009)
  • G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, DVD Dynamic (2009)
  • G. Verdi, Aida, DVD/Blu-Ray UNITEL (2012)

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