Guest ArtistsJader Bignamini, conductor

Jader Bignamini is Resident Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica la Verdi, after being first appointed as E-flat clarinet in 1998 and Assistant Conductor in 2010 by Riccardo Chailly.

Highlights of the 17-18 season include his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Madama Butterfly; Ópera de Tenerife conducting Don Carlo; return engagements with Oper Frankfurt, Teatro Massimo and the Slovenian Philharmonic; and an extensive international tour with soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov. Mr. Bignamini's 2016-17 season included Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi, Turandot at the Teatro Filarmonica, Il trovatore at Frankfurt Opera and at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera and tours of Europe, North America and Asia with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.

Recent engagements include La traviata at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera directed by Sofia Coppola, the opening concert of the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducting Carmina burana; La bohème at the Municipal de São Paulo and La Fenice; L'Elisir d'Amore in Ancona; Tosca at the Comunale di Bologna; La Forza del Destino at the Verdi Festival in Parma; La bohème, Cavalleria rusticana and El amor brujo at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona; Aida at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera; Madama Butterfly at La Fenice; engagements with Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca and the MITO Festival conducting Berlioz’s' Messe solennelle; and his North American debut conducting Rigoletto at Santa Fe Opera. In 2013 Mr. Bignamini assisted Riccardo Chailly on concerts of Mahler's Eighth Symphony in Milan. He made his concert debut at La Scala in 2015.

Jader Bignamini was born in Crema and studied at the Piacenza Music Conservatory.