Friday, January 23, 2015
Don Pasquale
Opernhaus, Leipzig
José Fardilha
Corrado Rovaris
Corrado Rovaris makes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester
conducting Don Pasquale for the first time at the Oper-Leipzig
José Fardilha in the title role


José Fardilha

José Fardilha - Don Pasquale

Since embracing in recent years the buffo repertoire, José Fardilha is quickly becoming one of its most sought after interpreters.

Born in Portugal, he won the "Toti dal Monte" Prize, that led him to make his debut in Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Treviso, Rovigo, Strasbourg and Trieste.

After that he began a carrer that brought him in the world's greatest opera houses and festivals, including: Wiener Staatsoper; Salzburger Festspiele; Barbican Center in London; Opéra de Paris; Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin; Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Zurich Opernhaus; Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Teatro Regio in Turin; Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence; Arena Sferisterio in Macerata; Martina Franca Festival; Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon and New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv.

Plans include: Don Pasquale in Leipzig and at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Le Nozze di Figaro in Toulouse; La Damnation de Faust in Berlin; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in London and Stuttgart.


Corrado Rovaris

Corrado Rovaris - conductor*

Music Director of the Philadelphia Opera Company
Principal Guest Conductor of I Virtuosi Italiani
Music Director at the Artosphere Festival Orchestra.

After his debut with Galuppi’s Il filosofo di campagna for the AsLiCo circuit in Italy, he initially devoted himself to the baroque repertoire, getting later close to composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Paisiello, Rossini, Donizetti, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini. Corrado Rovaris has conducted at the Santa Fe Opera Festival, the Japan Opera Foundation, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca and the Festival Pergolesi Spontini in Jesi. Mr. Rovaris also collaborated with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. Mr. Rovaris participated in two significant developments in the past seasons. M° Rovaris instigated and conducted the Spanish premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s one-act masterpiece Ainadamar; the production by Mexican director Luis de Tavira was presented at the Alhambra Palace for the Granada Festival and was then revived at the Santander Festival. Mr. Rovaris recently conducted Powder her face by Adès and Nabucco in Philadelphia; the first modern performance of Spontini’s cantata Gott segne den König at the Pergolesi Spontini Festival in Jesi; Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata in Wroclaw; Don Pasquale in Santa Fe; Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opera Company in Philadelphia; Roberto Devereux in Toronto; symphonic concerts at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

With the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai he recorded Nino Rota’s cello concertos and the recording of Pizzetti’s cello concerto will be soon released for Sony Classical.

Future plans include: Don CarloL’Elisir d’amoreTurandotTancredi as well as Schynder’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird and Higdon’s Cold mountain at the Philadelphia Opera Company; La Traviata at Opéra de Lausanne; Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy; Garcia’s Don Quichotte and a Symphonic concert in Oviedo and a series of concerts at the Artosphere Festival.

*Company debut




January 23rd, 2015

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27/11/2018 15.45.00
Corrado Rovaris returns to the podium of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias conducting an exciting concert in Gijón and Oviedo
24/10/2017 11.27.00
Umberto Chiummo stars in a new production of Così fan tutte in Oviedo, Corrado Rovaris conducting
11/11/2016 17.19.00
Corrado Rovaris in concert with Silvia Chiesa and Maurizio Baglini at the Amiata Piano Festival
24/08/2016 15.17.00
Corrado Rovaris conducts Beatrice Rana and Benedetto Lupo in concert with the I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan and on tour in Italy
24/02/2016 11.22.00
Corrado Rovaris returns to Bergamo conducting Anna Bolena and a concert with I Virtuosi Italiani and Maurizio Baglini
27/11/2015 16.15.00
Corrado Rovaris conducts La Traviata at Opéra de Lausanne
05/02/2015 13.13.00
José Fardilha stars as Don Pasquale in Leipzig, with the Gewandhausorchester and Corrado Rovaris conducting
20/01/2015 16.43.00
Corrado Rovaris in concert with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai in Turin
04/11/2014 10.37.00
Corrado Rovaris conduct new production of Ainamadar at the Opera de Oviedo
06/12/2013 11.10.00
Corrado Rovaris in concert at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari
05/11/2013 11.26.00
Wratislavia Cantans International Festival - Corrado Rovaris conducts Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata with the up-and-coming Gianluca Buratto, Silvia Frigato and Loriana Castellano
09/09/2013 12.25.00
Corrado Rovaris conducts Powder her face at the Philadelphia Opera Company
07/06/2013 10.03.00
Antonio Lozano stars as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Philadelphia Opera Company, Corrado Rovaris conducting
15/04/2013 12.31.00
Corrado Rovaris conducts Traviata at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Nicola Alaimo stars as Giorgio Gérmont
04/03/2013 14.45.00
Corrado Rovaris conducts Don Carlo at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo
22/01/2013 13.02.00
Corrado Rovaris opens Philadelphia Opera new season conducting La Bohème
27/09/2012 15.51.00
Alessandra Marianelli and Clemente Daliotti to star in Spontini's La Fuga in Maschera (World premiere in modern times) at the Festival Pergolesi/Spontini in Jesi. Corrado Rovaris conducting.
23/08/2012 13.46.00
Corrado Rovaris to open the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca conducting Hasse’s Artaserse (Venice version, 1730). Rosa Bove and Antonio Giovannini in the International cast.
12/07/2012 15.55.00
Krystian Adam and Antonio Lozano to sing in Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Philadelphia, Corrado Rovaris conducting
15/02/2012 16.33.00
Corrado Rovaris opens the Pomeriggi Musicali symphonic season in Milan
27/10/2011 9.00.00
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