Germany’s Nationaltheater Mannheim Names New Music Director


The Nationaltheater Mannheim has named Italian conductor Roberto Rizzi Brignoli because the successor to present Music Director Alexander Soddy. Brignoli will start within the 2023-24 season.

A local Italian, Brignoli initially studied the piano at Milan’s Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory. He started his conducting profession because the assistant to Riccardo Muti on the Teatro alla Scala, receiving vital approval for his efficiency of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia in 1998.

He’s presently Music Director of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has performed in most of the world’s main opera homes, together with the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Rome Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Frankfurt Opera, Semperoper of Dresden, and the Staatsoper of Stuttgart and Hamburg. He’s significantly identified for his grasp of the Italian and French operatic repertoire.

Beforehand, Brignoli has made appearances in Mannheim, main a brand new manufacturing of Verdi’s Il Trovatore within the 2019-20 season.