Alberto Veronesi | Biography


Alberto Veronesi was born in 1967 in Milan, where he studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, graduating with honours in piano, composition and orchestral conducting. While still a student he began conducting concerts of contemporary music.
Veronesi founds the Guido Cantelli Orchestra (until 2000), the resident sym¬phony orchestra of Milan’s Verdi Conservatory and becomes its artistic and music director; his principal focus with the orchestra is on Beethoven, Berg, Brahms and Mendelssohn
At Claudio Abbado’s invitation he makes his Salzburg Easter Festival debut with the Guido Cantelli Orchestra
Makes his opera debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 1998 Spring Festival in New York conducting Salieri’s Falstaff
Debut at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala; appointed music director of the Puccini Festival Foundation, Torre del Lago, where he has now conducted all the composer’s operas. His efforts have also contributed to the construction of a new opera house dedicated to performing Puccini’s operatic works.
Debut at Florence’s Maggio Musicale
Appointed artistic and music director of the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo, with which he is performing the complete cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich, as well as giving prominence to 20th-century Italian symphonic music and developing a programme devoted to contemporary works
Debut at the Tel Aviv Opera Theatre with Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chenier
His production of La Bohème at the Puccini Festival wins the Premio Abbiati awarded by the Italian Music Critics Association
Conducts Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the NHK in Tokyo
Conducts Madama Butterfly in Athens
Conducts Tosca at the Puccini Festival. His association with Deutsche Grammophon begins this year with the release of Puccini’s early opera Edgar, featuring the Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia and Plácido Domingo in the title role. Veronesi receives the European Prize “Lorenzo il Magnifico” from the Accademia Internazionale Medicea of Florence
Conducts Leoncavallo’s I Medici at the Puccini Festival in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer
New Album: Abandoned Arias – forgotten or rarely performed arias by Puccini, sung by Plácido Domingo and Violeta Urmana together with the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Veronesi; for 2010 the release of La Nuit de mai is planned – a selection of opera areas and songs by Leoncavallo, sung by Plácido Domingo and accompanied by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna led by Veronesi