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Sergio ALAPONT, Conductor

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Winner of Best Conductor in Italy 2016 of the Opera Awards GBOPERA, and winner of the Second Competition for Conductors City of Granada Orchestra, Sergio Alapont is one of the leading conductors of his generation, Resident Conductor of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in China, Music Director of Orizzonti Festival in Italy, Principal Conductor of Orquesta Manuel de Falla and Artistic Director of Opera Benicàssim.

Alapont has also worked extensively as a guest conductor at such houses as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National d'Île de France de París, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of The Norwegian National Opera, The Orchestra of the Scottish Opera, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI of Turin, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra (ORTVE), Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana (Palau de Les Arts), Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes in México, or Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá among many others.

Recent and upcoming productions :

Invitations by Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra della Toscana, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra (China), Opening Season Gala Concert with Haifa Symphony Orchestra (Israel), Gala Concerts at Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, at Teatro Real de Madrid with Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid and at Palau de Les Arts, Valencia : "Nit a Les Arts".

2017 included the more : Norma at Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, The Medium and Madama Butterfly, Orizzonti Festival 2017, Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Comunale di Treviso and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, La forza del destino at Las Palmas Opera House, Don Giovanni at Teatro Leon, Mexico, Tosca at Sassari Opera House, Die lustige Witwe at Fondazione Arena di Verona.

Upcoming projects 2018 : concerts with Filarmonia Oviedo and Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava. Inbetween Sergio Alapont will conduct Don Pasquale at Haifa Auditorium and Le nozze di Figaro at Teatro Comunale di Treviso: 15-28 October 2018, Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi: 5-11 November 2018 and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara: April-May 2019.

Other past productions included a new production of Idomeneo at the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, assistant conductor in Poliuto at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Le nozze di Figaro with the Hayfa Symphony Orchestra, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Otello at the Teatro Calderon of Valladolid, Roméo et Juliette, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Norma and Aida in Sassari, Don Pasquale at Las Palmas Opera, Attila at Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Don Bucefalo at Wexford Opera Festival, Il cappello di paglia di Firenze at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Wexford Opera Festival, Poliuto at Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos of Lisbon, Gianni Schicchi, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pierrot Lunaire and La Traviata at Orizzonti Festival, Don Giovanni atOpera Tenerife, Cenerentola in Treviso and Ferrara, Una cosa rara at Palau de Les Arts in Valencia and Teatro Calderón of Valladolid, Le nozze di Figaro at Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Tosca in Skopje, Don Pasquale at Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, and Festival of Pollença, Don Pasquale, Don Giovanni and La Traviata at Santanyí-Festival and another La Traviata this time in Poznan (Poland).

He has conducted the Opera Gala with the soprano Ainhoa Arteta at the Palau de la Música de Valencia and since his debut at the Main Hall of the Vienna Muskverein, invited to prestigious Festivals such as the : Shanghai Opera Week, Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Euro Arts – Leipzig, Carintischer Sommer, Mahler Festival – Dobbiaco, Ravello Festival, MITO Festival o Varna Summer International Music Festival. In September 2008 he debuted at the Großer Saal of the Vienna Musikverein. He has collaborated with sigers as Celso Albelo, Ainhoa Arteta, Dimitra Theodossiou, Isabel Rey, Fabio Armiliato, Lorenzo Regazzo, Roberto de Candia, Bruno Praticò, Yolanda Auyanet, Ofelia Sala, Juan Jesús Rodríguez, Carlos Chausson, Jorge de León, Tomas Mohr, Plácido Domingo, María José Montiel, Juan Francisco Gatell, Erika Miklosa, Maximilian Schmitt, Judith Van Wanrojj or Juan Pons, and with soloists as Nemanja Radulovic, Pavel Berman, Boris Berman, Pablo Sainz Villegas, Sunao Goko, Anna Tifu, Detlef Roth, Paula Murrihy or Measha Brueggergosman.

He has studied orchestral conducting in New York with Maestro Marco Armiliato - who he assited in severals productions at the Metropolitan, as Madame Butterfly, La bohème or Sly. Furthermore he studied in Pescara with Maestro Donato Renzetti and finished his studies with qualification “Cum Laude". Alapont was studing in depth the operatic repertoire with Maestro Marco Armiliato and he also pursued conducting studies with Jorma Panula (Royal College of Music of Stockholm), Helmuth Rilling (Bachakademie of Stuttgart), Masaaki Suzuki (Bach Collegium of Japan) and Semyon Bychkov.

He has recorded for the discographic labels EGT and UNIVERSAL. He also has recorded for Spanish National Radio and Television, RAI, RTÉ Ireland, and Euroradio.

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