Paolo Carignani


Paolo Carignani, born in Milan, studied composition, organ, piano and orchestral conducting at the conservatory in that city. As well as conducting at numerous Italian opera houses he has had engagements at the state opera houses in Vienna, Berlin and Munich, Deutsche Oper Berlin,  Nederlandse Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, Opéra National de Paris, Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center as well as at the festivals in Glyndebourne, Spoleto, Schleswig-Holstein and Pesaro.

From 1999 to 2008 he was general music director at Oper Frankfurt, where he conducted Der fliegende Holländer, Luisa Miller, Un ballo in maschera, Tristan und Isolde among other works. Most recently he conducted Guillaume Tell at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Nabucco at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Il trovatore, Nabucco, Macbeth, La traviata and Nabucco at Bavarian State Opera, La fanciulla del west in a production by Marco Arturo Marelli at Vienna State Opera and L’amico Fritz at Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg.