Энрике Маццола


Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola becomes the new Music Director at (ONDIF) from 2012/13 season.

Among the most dynamic conductors of his generation, he is an expert interpreter of bel canto opera and also specializes in the classical and early romantic periods. Born in Spain to a musical family, he started violin and piano studies at an early age, later graduating to conducting and composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.

Plans for the 2012/13 season include debuts with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National and a symphonic project with Oper Nuremberg, returns to Swedish Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan and Brussels Philharmonics as well as extensive projects with ONDIF including several performances at Salle Pleyel across the season. Opera this season includes Deutsche Oper Berlin (Barber of Seville, Le vaisseau fantome), Bolshoi Theatre (La sonnambula) and a new production at Glyndebourne Festival. Future engagements include debuts with Prague Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Lyon and returns to Scottish Chamber, New Japan Philharmonic, Opera du Rhin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Glyndebourne Festival and Théâtre des Champs Elyées.

Highlights in recent seasons include many highly successful débuts, notably Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Oslo Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber, New Japan Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recent opera engagements include Glyndebourne Festival and Tour (La Cenerentola, L’elisir d’amore), Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (L’italiana in Algeri), Opera de Nice (L’elisir d’amore), New National Theatre Tokyo (Don Giovanni), Opera du Rhin (Macbeth), Orchestre National de France at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Don Pasquale), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Barbiere di Siviglia, Falstaff) and Teatro alla Scala (Don Pasquale).

He has conducted major European festivals, including an acclaimed new production of Falstaff at the Aix-en-Provence Festival; München Opernfestspiele; Festival de Radio France; Rossini Opera Festival; Biennale of Venice; Wexford Opera Festival; Festival de Granada; and the Buxton Festival. Between 1999 and 2003 he was the Artistic and Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, where he conducted many symphonic concerts and new operatic productions with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.

An accomplished interpreter of contemporary music, in 2010 he conducted all-contemporary programmes (including several premieres) at ONDIF and Orquestra Nacional da Porto. He conducted the world premiere of Colla’s Il processo at La Scala, Il re nudo by Luca Lombardi at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Medusa by Arnaldo De Felice at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Isabella by Azio Corghi at the Rossini Opera Festival, and many other premieres with major European orchestras.