The composer and conductor Andrea Molino was born in Turin and lives in Zurich. From 1996 to 2007, he was musical director of the Pocket Opera Company in Nuremberg. His projects the smiling carcass (1999) and Those Who Speak In A Faint Voice (2001, on the topic of the death penalty) were early manifestations of his commitment to an innovative, multimedia-oriented music theatre. From 2000 to 2006, Andrea Molino was artistic director of Fabrica Musica. There he created the multimedia project CREDO, about ethnic and religious conflicts (Karlsruhe & Rome, 2004; Brisbane, 2006), and WINNERS (Brisbane & Paris, 2006). In 2009, he conducted the Orchestra della Fenice in the Basilica die Frari in Venice for his multimedia concert Of Flowers And Flames, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster in India. Three Mile Island, about the 1979 nuclear accident in Pennsylvania, premiered in 2012 at the ZMK Karlsruhe, followed by its Italian premiere at the Teatro India in Rome.
His latest music theatre project- qui non c’è perché- (Here there is no why); a quote from Primo Levi’s If This Is A Man) premiered in April 2014 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and was performed at the OperaXXI Festival at deSingel in Antwerp. He has conducted Puccini’s Tosca at the Opera Australia in Melbourne, and La Bohème in Sidney. In Sidney he had previously conducted Verdi’s A Masked Ball (staged by La Fura dels Baus) and Macbeth, amongst other works. He opened the 2010 concert season at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with the world premiere of Bruno Maderna’s Requiem, where he had previously conducted Heiner Goebbel’s Surrogate Cities as part of the Venice Music Biennale. With the Dresdner Sinfoniker he shares a longstanding work relationship, as well as a sincere friendship.
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