Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Having graduated in piano under the guidance of Carlo Pestalozza, Fabrizio Maria Carminati continued his composition studies in Milan with Vittorio Fellegara, and subsequently graduated with top marks as orchestra conductor.
In 1993, he debuted as conductor with La Boheme, at the Teatro Regio of Turin, where he continued to collaborate until the year 2000, conducting 11 different operas and various symphonic concerts.
In 2001, Fabrizio Maria Carminati became Member of the Board of the Fondazione Torinese Teatro Regio of Turin. Through the following years, he served as the Artistic Director of the Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Arena of Verona, and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Opera de Marseille conducting many different operas (Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Andrea Chenier, Il Pirata, Tosca, Aida, La Gioconda, I Capuleti e I Montecchi) and innumerable symphonic concerts (of particular success the monographic project dedicated to Ottorini Respighi with performances of his celebrated symphonic repertoire).
In 2018 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor at the Fondazione Teatro Verdi of Trieste where he still holds that position. This last appointment has seen him conduct the inaugurations of four different opera seasons: Norma in 2017 (with primadonna Marina Rebeka), Eugene Onegin, I Puritani and Aida. He also conducted Madame Butterfly, Maria Stuarda, Francesca da Rimini, Amico Fritz, Rigoletto, Pagliacci and Macbeth. Of particular success was an opera tour of Japan in 2019, with the Teatro Verdi of Trieste orchestra, chorus, and technicians, to perform La Traviata (main roles by Marina Rebeka and Ramon Vargas) with 15 performances staged in the most important Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and others.
In January 2020 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini of Catania.
Fabrizio Maria Carminati has been repeatedly invited as a guest conductor to a large number of theatres in Italy and around the world.
During his lengthy conducting career, he has conducted more than 60 different operas and has become an acclaimed interpreter of a vast repertoire: from belcanto, as an authority on Donizetti (also Paisiello, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini) to the Italian and German repertoires of the 1900s (Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Giordano, Cilea, Ponchelli, Zandonai, Menotti, Humperdink), while also following a brilliant symphonic career.
His symphonic repertoire embraces the works of innumerable composers performed in many prestigious locations in Italy, Germany, France and Spain. Fabrizio Maria Carminati has conducted symphonies of Haydn and Mozart, concertos for piano and orchestra and solo instruments, Handel’s Water Music and Fireworks, Beethoven symphonies and piano concertos, Mendelssohn symphonies, Rachmaninov piano concerto no.2, Prokofiev classical symphony and suites 1 & 2 Romeo and Juliet, Ottorino Respighi- Pini di Roma, Fontane di Roma, antiche arie e danze, Feste Romane, Uccelli, Trittico Botticelliano, Rossiniana, Vetrate di chiesa, Tchaikovsky- symphonies, violin concerto, Mozartiana, Rococo variations for cello & orchestra, Brahms piano concerto no. 1, Berlioz, Borodin, Shostakovich piano concerto no. 2, Stravinsky- Jeux des cartes, Dumbarton Oaks, Weber clarinet concerto.