The composer and conductor Andrea Molino was born in Turin and lives in Zurich. Molino was musical director of the Pocket Opera Company in Nuremberg from 1996 to 2007,. 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 also artistic director of Fabrica Musica, where he created the multimedia project CREDO, centred on 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, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster in India. The premiere of Three Mile Island , about the nuclear accident in Pennsylvania in 1979, took place in 2012 at the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Italian premiere followed at the Teatro India in Rome.
His latest music theatre project- qui non c’è perché- (Here there is no reason); 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.
As a conductor, he has conducted Puccini’s Tosca in Melbourne (2014) and La Bohème at the Sydney Opera House (2015). In Sydney he has also 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 working relationship, as well as a sincere friendship.
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