Giovanni Battista Rigon

Conductor

http://www.giovannibattistarigon.it

events

  • Concert with Orchestra del Veneto e di Padova
    December 12, 2018 - Basilica di Sant'Antonio Padova
  • Alninoni's "Pimpinone"
    March 21, 22, 23, 2019 - Teatro Malibran in Venice (Teatro la Fenice)

Biography

Italian conductor Giovanni Battista Rigon is considered "One of the best Rossini conductors in activity, producer of a nimble and spirited sound, never tiring” (Enrico Girardi, Il Corriere della Sera). His performance of Don Giovanni was considered "One on the best of the last years" (Enrico Girardi, Il Corriere dellaSera), his Magic flute "far superior to those of many foreign conductors hosted for Mozart's celebration in Italian major theatres" (Roberto Mori, L'Opera), L'italiana in Algeri "Un éxito total y absoluto" (Francisco García-Rosado, Opera Actual), his Barbiere di Siviglia in Venice “a real joy to listen” (Alessandro Cammarano, Opera Click) and "A Barbiere that sounds like an Hommage to Claudio Abbado, but has got a very personal shining verve" (Cesare Galla, L'Arena). 

In 2011, he was appointed Premio Abbiati for the "Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico", a festival which he founded in 1992 and in which he conducted important premières in modern times like Il flauto magico (Italian version of Mozart’s The magic flute by De Gamerra 1794), L'italiana in Algeri (Vicenza version 1813), Il turco in Italia (Naples version 1820), Don Pasquale (version for Pauline Viardot, with mezzosoprano), Il ratto dal serraglio (Italian version of The abduction from the Seraglio , Lichtenthal 1838).

Highlights of his career were: the first performance in modern times of Paisiello’s I Giuochi di Agrigento and Piccinni’s Il Re pastore at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca; Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in Seul; Rossini’s Semiramide in Bad Wildbad; Il barbiere di Siviglia, La cambiale di Matrimonio and L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice; Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte in Vicenza; Così fan tutte in Sassari; La serva padrona at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and La gazza ladra at the Filarmonico in Verona; La gazza ladra in Würzburg; Betly at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo; Salieri's La scuola dei gelosi, a project of the Accedemia dell'Opera di Firenze performed in various Italian theatres (Legnago, Verona, Belluno, Chieti, Iesi, Florence).

With the Settimane Olimpiche di Vicenza he has planned the five Rossini’s “farse”: La cambiale di matrimonio (2017), L’inganno felice (2018), L’occasione fa il ladro (2019), La scala di seta (2020) and Il Signor Bruschino (2021). 

In 2018 he conducted Piccinni’s Il regno della luna and in 2019 will conduct Albinoni’s Pimpinone in a project of La Fenice with the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello di Venezia. 

In concert he conducted the Philarmonic Orchestra of Teatro Regio di Torino, the Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, the Orchestra di Padova and Veneto (OPV) and the Libanese National Orchestra. In December 2018 he was invited to conduct the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto with music by Gabrieli, Ghedini, Bach, Mozart, Stravinskij, Händel and Liszt. 

He was for 15 years the pianist of the Trio Italiano, winner of international awards such as the Gui Prize in Florence (1990) and the Grand Prix Roussel in Paris (1987), he also studied musicology and conducting, to which he dedicated thanks to his important meeting with Daniele Gatti.

He recorded on DVD Il turco in Italia (Italian Critics Award in 2010) and Don Pasquale, on CD The magic flute (Nuova Era International) and I Giuochi d'Agrigento (Dynamic), The abduction from the seraglio (Bongiovanni), Adelina (Naxos). 

ALBINONI: 
Pimpinone

DONIZETTI:
Betly
L'elisir d'amore
Don Pasquale

GAZZANIGA:
Don Giovanni

GENERALI:
Adelina

MOZART: 

Bastiano e Bastiana
Il ratto dal serraglio
Le nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni (Prague version and viennese version)
Così fan tutte
Il Flauto magico

PERGOLESI:
La serva padrona

PICCINNI:
Il re pastore
Il regno della luna

PAISIELLO:
I giuochi d'Agrigento

PUCCINI:
Madama Butterfly

ROSSINI:
La cambiale di matrimonio
Il signor Bruschino
L'italiana in Algeri
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Il turco in Italia
La gazza ladra
Semiramide

SALIERI:
La scuola de' gelosi

VIVALDI:
Juditha triumphans

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