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Molino conducting the premiere of Requiem by Maderna

Andrea Molino

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Andrea Molino's work as a conductor is virtuosic, full of energy and vitality. His programming is exciting and highly original.

 

Biography

Andrea Molino has established a reputation as a conductor in great demand on the international scene.

 

He is equally at ease in 20th and 21st century music (with numerous world premieres) and in the traditional operatic and symphonic repertoire: he has conducted, among other, Verdi's ‘popular trilogy’ (Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata), Macbeth and A Masked Ball as well as Alban Berg's Lulu and Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Mozart and Haydn as well as Mahler, and Richard Strauss, Rossini as well as Schönberg, Webern and Stravinsky.

 

He opened Opera Australia‘s 2013 season with Verdi's A Masked Ball (directed by La Fura dels Baus) at the Sydney Opera House where he had made his debut in 2011 with Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men and Verdi's Macbeth; the production was subsequently presented in Melbourne. Recently he returned to Sydney with the Australian Premiere of Rossini's Il Turco in Italia.

 

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Andrea Molino conducts Il turco in Italia, Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House, 2014

 

It is musically superb. The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra under the wickedly delightful and exuberant conducting of maestro Andrea Molino is in fine form and the singing is superb. Emma Matthews as Fiorilla sings divinely, is a fantastic comic actress, and has us enthralled from her first appearance singing of the joy of love.

 

Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide, 2.2.2014

 

The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra carry it all off with aplomb in the experienced and enthusiastic hands of Italian conductor Andrea Molino. A production to cherish, then, and by the end even an old Turco sceptic like me was cheering and stamping along with the rest.

 

Clive Paget, Limelight, 23.1.2014

 

Simon Phillips promised his new production of  The Turk in Italy would offer about as much fun as you can have in an opera house. The good news: he's delivered. Conductor Andrea Molino and the orchestra's brisk, rhythmically alert accompaniments complement the production's lightness of touch.

 

Murray Black, The Australian, 24.01.2014

 

Director Simon Phillips has directed his sublime cast of principals to a place of such effortless confidence and awareness that seemingly no challenge became too great and no risk whatsoever unworthy of bold pursuit. Conductor Andrea Molino keeps the peerless Opera and Ballet orchestra completely in synch with the energy and the passion on stage. Though a seemingly unlikely candidate, this is an opera ready to delight and inspire.

 

David Allen, Aussie Theatre, 23.1.2014

 

Andrea Molino, who conducted this as he did Masked Ball last year without a score, is a real live wire.

 

Stumbling on Melons, 14.02.2014

 

The visual feast is underpinned by the presence of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted lovingly by the fine-fingered, balletic hands of Andrea Molino.

 

Lloyd Bradford Syke, Crikey, 23.1.2014

 

Conductor Andrea Molino also gets the best out of the always reliable AOBO and Rossini's runaway score is bright and sharp in their hands.

 

Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise, 23.1.2014

 

Despite all the hectic comedic business, the singing is never compromised, and conductor Andrea Molino made sure it was beautifully supported by the excellent Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

 

Bill Stephens, Canberra Critics Circle, 7.2.2014

 

Conductor Andrea Molino's Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra is masterfully handled.

 

Grant Jones, The Telegraph, 23.1.2014

 

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