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Two noble faces of music without which La Fenice wouldn't exist. This is the part of the site dedicated to them, where you may read more about their history

The Orchestra & Choir

Two noble faces of music without which La Fenice wouldn’t exist. This is the part of the site dedicated to them, where you may read more about their history

La Fenice Orchestra

The history of the Orchestra & Chorus is connected with the history of the theatre, an important production centre that during the nineteenth century performed several ‘premières’ of fundamental operas for the history of Melodrama.

Members of the Chorus

CHORUS MASTER

Claudio Marino Moretti

 

ASSISTANT CHORUS MASTER

Roberto Brandolisio

IL CORO

  • Andeliero Nicoletta
  • Baston Cristina
  • Belli Lorena
  • Braconi Anna Maria
  • Braga Lucia
  • Cerrato Mercedes
  • Conti Emanuela
  • Ermacora Milena
  • Grossi Susanna
  • Hayashi Michiko
  • Lago Maria Antonietta
  • Marin Loriana
  • Meridda Antonella
  • Pavan Alessia
  • Raicevich Lucia
  • Rigotti Andrea Lia
  • Salaro Ester
  • Savino Elisa
  • Casale Caterina
  • Dalbò Chiara
  • Malvasio Anna
  • Arrivo Valeria
  • Castaldo Mafalda
  • Clarich Claudia
  • Codognola Marta
  • De Iuliis Roberta
  • Gianese Elisabetta
  • Marchetto Manuela
  • Ozawa Misuzu
  • Pellos Gabriella
  • Poropat Francesca
  • Posocco Orietta
  • Rossi Nausica
  • Rossi Paola
  • Forni Simona
  • Altobelli Domenico
  • Basei Ferruccio
  • D’Adamo Cosimo
  • D’Ostuni Dionigi
  • Masiero Enrico
  • Mattiazzo Carlo
  • Meggiolaro Stefano
  • Menegazzo Roberto
  • Meneghetti Dario
  • Passilongo Ciro
  • Rumori Marco
  • Schunnesson Bo
  • Scribano Salvatore
  • Squizzato Massimo
  • Ventura Paolo
  • Zanetti Bernardino
  • Accolla Giuseppe
  • Agostini Carlo
  • Baldin Giampaolo
  • Bertollo Julio Cesar
  • Casagrande Antonio
  • Dovigo Antonio Simone
  • Giacalone Salvatore
  • Imbrenda Umberto
  • Liva Massimiliano
  • Marton Gionata
  • Nalesso Nicola
  • Pedrini Emanuele
  • Rui Mauro
  • Zanette Franco
  • Spano’ Roberto

La Fenice Choir is a permanent body of singers selected by international audition. Engaged in the operatic performances both at home and abroad, the chorus has a growing involvement with sacred, symphonic and chamber repertoire. It holds an important position in the concert work of La Fenice in Italy and elsewhere, with the orchestra of La Fenice and other orchestras. Chorus-masters, since the war, have included Sante Zanon, Corrado Mirandola, Ferruccio Lozer, Vittorio Sicuri, Guillaume Tourniaire, Piero Monti, Emanuela Di Pietro and at once Claudio Marino Moretti.

The Choir has collaborated with distinguished conductors, including Abbado, Ferro, Fournier, Gavazzeni, Gelmetti, Horvat, Inbal, Kitajenko, Maazel, Marriner, Muti, Oren, Prêtre, Santi, Sinopoli, Tate, Temirkanov, Thielemann. Its repertoire ranges from the sixteenth century to the present. Among its recordings are Il barbiere di Siviglia with Claudio Abbado and Massenet’s Thaïs with Marcello Viotti. Highlights of recent seasons include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Riccardo Chailly, Britten’s War Requiem with Bruno Bartoletti, Maderna’s Requiem and Ambrosini’s Il killer di parole with Andrea Molino, and Nono’s Intolleranza with Lothar Zagrosek.

Members of the Orchestra

 THE ORCHESTRA

  • Roberto Baraldi (violino di spalla)
  • Federica Barbali
  • Fulvio Furlanut (concertino)
  • Nicholas Myall (concertino)
  • Simona Cappabianca
  • Mauro Chirico
  • Andrea Crosara
  • Roberto Dall’Igna
  • Elisabetta Merlo
  • Sara Michieletto
  • Margherita Miramonti
  • Martina Molin
  • Annamaria Pellegrino
  • Xhoan Shkreli
  • Anna Tositti
  • Anna Trentin
  • Livio Salvatore Troiano
  • Maria Grazia Zohar
  • Alessandro Cappelletto (I)
  • Gianaldo Tatone (I)
  • Samuel Angeletti Ciaramicoli (II)
  • Nicola Fregonese (II)
  • Alessio Dei Rossi
  • Maurizio Fagotto
  • Emanuele Fraschini
  • Davide Gibellato
  • Maddalena Main
  • Luca Minardi
  • Chiaki Kanda
  • Elizaveta Rotari
  • Petr Pavlov (I)
  • Alfredo Zamarra (I)
  • Antonio Bernardi (II)
  • Maria Cristina Arlotti
  • Elena Battistella
  • Valentina Giovannoli
  • Anna Mencarelli
  • Davide Toso
  • Luca Magariello (I)
  • Alessandro Zanardi (I)
  • Nicola Boscaro (II)
  • Marco Trentin (II)
  • Enrico Graziani
  • Paolo Mencarelli
  • Filippo Negri
  • Antonino Puliafito
  • Matteo Liuzzi (I)
  • Stefano Pratissoli (I)
  • Massimo Frison (II)
  • Walter Garosi (II)
  • Ennio Dalla Ricca
  • Marco Petruzzi
  • Franco Massaglia
  • Andrea Romani (I)
  • Luca Clementi
  • Fabrizio Mazzacua
  • Rossana Calvi (I)
  • Marco Gironi (I)
  • Angela Cavallo
  • Valter De Franceschi
  • Vincenzo Paci (I)
  • Simone Simonelli (I)
  • Federico Ranzato
  • Claudio Tassinari
  • Roberto Giaccaglia (I)
  • Marco Giani (I)
  • Riccardo Papa
  • Fabio Grandesso
  • Konstantin Becker (I)
  • Andrea Corsini (I)
  • Loris Antiga
  • Adelia Colombo
  • Stefano Fabris
  • Vincenzo Musone
  • Piergiuseppe Doldi (I)
  • Guido Guidarelli (I)
  • Eleonora Zanella
  • Giuseppe Mendola (I)
  • Domenico Zicari (I)
  • Federico Garato
  • Athos Castellan
  • Claudio Magnanini
  • Alberto Azzolini
  • Dimitri Fiorin (I)
  • Paolo Bertoldo
  • Claudio Cavallini
  • Diego Desole
  • Rebeschini Carlo

The history of La Fenice Orchestra is associated with that of the theatre, which held such an important place in opera in the nineteenth century, with premières including Semiramide, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Rigoletto, and La traviata. The second half of the century brought an internationalisation of repertory, broadened also by symphony concerts and collaboration with leading soloists (among them Enrico Mainardi, Mstislav Rostropovich, Edwin Fischer, Aldo Ferraresi, Arthur Rubinstein). In the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the orchestra was directed by leading conductors and composers, including Lorenzo Perosi, Giuseppe Martucci, Antonio Guarnieri, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Pietro Mascagni, Giorgio Ghedini, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Goffredo Petrassi, Alfredo Casella, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Willy Ferrero, Leopold Stokowski, Fritz Reiner, Vittorio Gui, Tullio Serafin, Giuseppe Del Campo, Nino Sanzogno, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Carlo Zecchi, John Barbirolli, Herbert Albert, Bruno Walter, Franco Ferrara, Guido Cantelli, Thomas Schippers, and Dimitri Mitropoulos. In 1938 La Fenice became an autonomous entity and the orchestra was developed further with active participation in the Festival of Contemporary Music of the Biennale. In the 1940s and 1950s under the guidance of Toscanini, Scherchen, Bernstein, and Celibidache (with a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies), Konwitschny (with Wagner’s Ring cycle), and Stravinsky, the orchestra presented a series of historic concerts. In the following years the most distinguished conductors worked with the orchestra, among them Bruno Maderna, Vladimir Delman, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Eliahu Inbal, Seiji Ozawa, and Lorin Maazel. Contemporary operas in the 1950s included Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and in more recent years the first Italian production of Aus Deutschland and the world premières of Mauricio Kagel’s Entführung im Konzertsaal, Adriano Guarnieri’s Medea, Luca Mosca’s Signor Goldoni, and Claudio Ambrosini’s Il killer di parole. In concerts the orchestra has undertaken cycles, including those dedicated to Berg and to Mahler, under the direction of conductors such as Sinopoli, Kakhidze, Masur, Barshai, Tate, Ahronovitch, Kitajenko, Inbal, and Temirkanov. The orchestra tours regularly in Italy and abroad. Principal conductors have included Eliahu Inbal, Vjekoslav Sutej, Isaac Karabtchevsky and Marcello Viotti; and among guest conductors Jeffrey Tate. Most significant concerts: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Riccardo Chailly, Britten’s War Requiem with Bruno Bartoletti, Maderna’s Requiem with Andrea Molino.

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