Marco Armiliato has become one of the most internationally respected opera conductors of our generation. Maestro Armiliato began piano at age four and continued his musical education at the Genoa Conservatory. He made professional debut in South America in 1989 while his American debut at the San Francisco Opera came in 1996 with La Bohème. That same year, Maestro Armiliato conducted performances of The Three Tenors internationally and made his Metropolitan Opera debut with Andrea Chenier. Thereafter, debuts followed at many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, London’s Royal Opera, the Paris Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, the Teatro Real in Madrid and El Liceo in Barcelona as well La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Turin, the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and the Teatro Carlo Felice in his native city of Genoa. His engagements have also brought him to theaters in Mexico, South America, Japan and China.
After conducting Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon in an extended series of summer concerts, Maestro Armiliato begins his 2007-08 season which finds him conducting exclusively at three of the most prestigious international opera houses -- the Vienna State Opera (Simon Boccanegra, Tosca, Werther, Manon, Elisir, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Don Carlo and La Forza del Destino); the Bavarian State Opera (La Bohème and Un Ballo in Maschera) and the Metropolitan Opera (La Traviata with Renée Fleming and a new production of La Fille de Réegiment with Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez).
In addition to The Three Tenors, Ms. Netrebko and Mr. Villazon, Maestro Armiliato has conducted gala concerts with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Salvatore Licitra individually.
Maestro Armiliato most recent DVD on Deutsche Grammophon, entitled “The Berlin Concert” and featuring Ms. Netrebko and Messrs. Domingo and Villazon, was taped for video during the 2006 World Soccer Games in Berlin. In 2007 he records with Mr. Licitra for Sony BMG Masterworks.Maestro Armiliato and his family make their home in Genoa, Italy.