Bruno Campanella

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Bruno Campanella (born January 6, 1943, Bari) is an Italian conductor and a distinguished interpreter of the Italian Opera.

He studied composition under Nino Rota and Luigi Dallapiccola. He had Hans Swarowsky and Thomas Schippers as instructors in conducting.

Since the late 1970s he has been known worldwide as a specialist in Bel Canto. However, his repertoire also includes works by Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, and Giuseppe Verdi, among others.

He performs at such major theaters as La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera of NYC, the San Francisco Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, L’Opéra de Montréal, L’Opéra National de Paris, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House in London, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Municipal Theatre of Santiago, the New National Theatre of Tokyo.

He served as principal conductor at the Teatro Regio di Torino from 1992 to 1995. At present he is Teatro Regio's principal guest conductor.

In 2002 the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the title of Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


Among his recordings: