Biography

Born in Milan, Giampaolo Maria Bisanti studied conducting, clarinet, piano and composition at the Conservatory ‘G.Verdi’ of his home town graduating with full marks. He was awarded several prices in international conducting competitions such as the ‘Dimitris Mitropolous’ competition in Athens (chairman Sir Neville Marriner), the ‘Franco Capuano’ Competition in Spoleto (Italy), as well as the ‘Ferencsik Janos’ Competition in Budapest. He furthermore studied with Juri Ahronovitch at the ‘Accademia Chigiana’ in Siena and with Donato Renzetti, and followed several masterclasses in Milan an Boston, among others.

Since the first years of his activity, he is invited constantly to conduct at the major opera houses and theatres in Italy (among his first great successes we recall ‘ORPHEE ET EURIDICE’, the season- opening production of the Teatro Comunale Bologna in 2018, featuring Roberto Alagna, production which has been released on DVD), at the same time he had already occasion to perform and collect successes abroad in (to mention a few) Seoul, Vilnius, Tel Aviv, Strasbourg and at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm where he conducted the first time in 2013 Puccini’s TOSCA.

Remarkable highlights and successes of season 2012/2013 include LA TRAVIATA in Florence, Palermo and Catania, TOSCA in a coproduction of the circuit of theatres in Lombardy/Italy, MACBETH in Triest, TURANDOT at the Performing Art Center in Seoul, OTELLO at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, L’ELISIR D’AMORE a the Teatro Regio in Turin; during 2013/2014 he conducted OTELLO again a coproduction of the theatres in Lombardy, STIFFELIO in Stockholm, TURANDOT in Turin as well as in Cagliari, LA BOHEME at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, MADAME BUTTERFLY at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. 

In 2014/2015 he returns to almost all major theatres mentioned above and conducts: MADAME BUTTERFLY in a coproduction of the theatres in Lombardy, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and MADAME BUTTERFLY in Florence, NABUCCO in Triest, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR in Genoa, CARMEN and IL TROVATORE in Cagliari, LA BOHEME in Bari, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA in Turin, AIDA in Seoul, LA TRAVIATA in Stockholm. 

For 2016 his debut at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin with RIGOLETTO, in Dresden SemperOper with La Boheme and in Opernhaus Zurich with La Boheme are already firmly on schedule.

He will open the 2016/2017 Season at Liceu in Barcelona with Macbeth by Verdi.

In 2017 he will debut at New National Theatre in Tokyo with Lucia di Lammermoor.

Besides his activity dedicated to opera productions, he is also conducting a great number of symphonic concerts with orchestras like the ‘Orchestra Sinfonica RAI in Turin’, the ‘Haydn Orchester’ in Bozen/Italy, the ‘Orchestra Sinfonica G.Verdi in Milan, just to name a few.

As far as to recordings, L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT with the ‘Solisti del Teatro alla Scala is available on CD, and on DVD (released by Bel Air Classiques) the above mentioned production of Gluck’s ‘ORPHEE ET EURIDICE’ staged at the Teatro Comunale Bologna in season 2008/2009 (with tenor Roberto Alagna and staged by David Alagna)

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Reviews

Orpheè et Eurydice, Teatro Comunale di Bologna
"The orchestra is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck's poetry, romantic melancholy and depth."

La Traviata, Teatro San Carlo, Napoli, 2010
"Rispettosa e appassionata insieme è risultata la direzione di Giampaolo Maria Bisanti, che ha tratteggiato suggestive atmosfere strumentali (come nell’avvio dell’atto terzo) e ha conferito all’intera performance un ritmo nitido e coeso."

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