NOSEDA Returns To The MET New Year's Eve Gala

By: Dec. 20, 2018
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Gianandrea Noseda-Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and newly-appointed General Music Director of the Zurich Opera starting in 2021-returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time since 2017 to conduct a new production of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur starring Anna Netrebko in her house role debut, December 31, 2018 through January 26, 2019. The 2018-2019 season marks Noseda's second as Music Director of the NSO, including a full schedule of subscription concerts that recently included critically-acclaimed performances of Britten's War Requiem in November and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 earlier this month. On May 19, 2019, Noseda will bring the NSO to Carnegie Hall in a program that includes Rossini's rarely-performed Stabat Mater.

Following his concert appearance with the MET Orchestra last May at Carnegie Hall, Noseda returns to the Metropolitan Opera House for the first time since the 2016-2017 season, when he conducted Bartlett Sher's new production of Roméo et Juliette starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, for the company's New Year's Eve Gala. The New York Times wrote of the premiere of that production, "[Damrau and Grigolo's] efforts were aided all night by the nuanced, richly textured and vibrant conducting of the always impressive Gianandrea Noseda."

This new production of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur directed by Sir David McVicar, marks Noseda's 12th opera at the Met and fourth New Year's Eve Gala. It also reunites Noseda with Anna Netrebko at the MET for the first time since they both made their Met debuts in 2002 with Netrebko singing Natasha Rostova and Noseda leading the final three performances of the then-new production of Prokofiev's War and Peace. Noseda and Netrebko have previously collaborated on her debut album, Opera Arias, released in 2003 with the Vienna Philharmonic, and an album of Verdi arias in 2013 with the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino; both on Deutsche Grammophon. At the Salzburg Festival in 2015, Noseda conducted Netrebko as Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore. Their collaboration began in the late 1990s at the Mariinsky Theatre where Netrebko started her career and Noseda was Principal Guest Conductor.

The MET's Adriana Lecouvreur also stars Polish tenor Piotr Beczala as Maurizio and Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Principessa de Bouillon.

Noseda will conduct all eight performances through January 26, 2019, with soprano Jennifer Rowley singing the title role on January 23 and 26.

Noseda's return to the MET follows the beginning of his second season as Music Director of the NSO this fall when it was announced that his contract with the NSO had been extended through 2024-2025. His recent subscriptions weeks included critically-acclaimed performances of Britten's War Requiem with soloists Karina Flores, Ian Bostridge, and Matthias Goerne, November 28-December 1, 2018. His busy 2018-2019 season has also included his Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra debut with the War Requiem, filling in for an indisposed Mariss Jansons on short notice in October. Closing up the 2018 calendar year with the NSO, Noseda led the orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and the world premiere of Mason Bates's Art of War, December 6, 8, and 9, 2018.

Later this season, Noseda will lead the National Symphony Orchestra in eight more weeks of programs at the Kennedy Center as well as Carnegie Hall for the first time with Liszt's Dante Symphony and Rossini's rarely-performed Stabat Mater with an international ensemble of soloists, including soprano Erika Grimaldi, mezzo-soprano Chiara Amarù, tenor Michele Angelini, bass-baritone Marko Mimica, and the University of Maryland Concert Choir. The concert takes places Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00PM.

In July 2018, Zurich Opera named Noseda its next General Music Director starting with the 2021-2022 season. His first season will include the beginning of a new Ring cycle in Zurich which will also mark Noseda's first Ring.

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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts Adriana Lecouvreur at the Met

December 31, 2018, 6:00 PM NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA PERFORMANCE

December 31, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda

Production Sir David McVicar

Set Designer Charles Edwards

Costume Designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Lighting Designer Adam Silverman

Choreographer Andrew George

Associate Director Justin Way

Adriana Lecouvreur Anna Netrebko (Dec. 31, Jan. 4-19)

Jennifer Rowley (Jan. 23, 26)

Maurizio Piotr Beczala

Principessa de Bouillon Anita Rachvelishvili

Michonnet Ambrogio Maestri

The Abbé Carlo Bosi

Prince de Bouillon Maurizio Muraro

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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts the National Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

May 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

New York, NY

LISZT Dante Symphony, S. 109

ROSSINI Stabat Mater

National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Music Director and Conductor

Erika Grimaldi, Soprano
Chiara Amarù, Mezzo-Soprano
Michele Angelini, Tenor
Marko Mimica, Bass-Baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir
Edward Maclary, Director

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Gianandrea Noseda is one of the world's most sought-after conductors, equally recognized for his artistry in both the concert hall and opera house. He was named the National Symphony Orchestra's seventh music director in January 2016 and began his four-year term with the 2017-2018 season. In September 2018, at the start of his second season with the NSO, his contract was extended for four more years, through the 2024-2025 season. He leads 12 weeks of subscription concerts with the Orchestra this season, as well as their first appearance together at Carnegie Hall in New York in May 2019.

In addition to his position with the NSO, Noseda also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival in Italy. In July 2018, the Zurich Opera House appointed him the next General Music Director beginning in the 2021-2022 season where the centerpiece of his tenure will be a new Ring Cycle directed by Andreas Homoki, the opera house's artistic director.

Nurturing the next generation of artists is important to Noseda, as evidenced by his ongoing work in masterclasses and tours with youth orchestras, including the European Union Youth Orchestra, and with his recent appointment as music director of the newly-created Tsinandali Festival and Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra in the village of Tsinandali, Georgia, which begins in fall 2019.

Noseda has conducted the most important orchestras and at leading opera houses and festivals including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, La Scala, Munich Philharmonic, Met Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, and Zurich Opera House. From 2007 until 2018, Noseda served as Music Director of Italy's Teatro Regio Torino where he ushered in a transformative era for the company matched with international acclaim for its productions, tours, recordings, and film projects.

Gianandrea Noseda also has a cherished relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dating back to 2002. He returns this season to lead performances of a new production of Adriana Lecouvreur featuring Anna Netrebko, which receives its premiere at the New Year's Eve Gala on December 31, 2018. In recent years, he has conducted Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, which received its premiere at the New Year's Eve Gala in 2016, and a critically acclaimed new production of Les pêcheurs de perles which premiered at the New Year's Eve Gala in 2015. His widely praised interpretation of Prince Igor from the 2013-2014 season is available on DVD from Deutsche Grammophon.

The institutions where he has had significant roles include the BBC Philharmonic which he led from 2002-2011; the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where the Victor de Sabata Chair was created for him as principal guest conductor from 2010-2014; and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, which appointed him its first-ever foreign principal guest conductor in 1997, a position he held for a decade. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic from 1999 to 2003 and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI from 2003 to 2006.

Noseda's intense recording activity counts more than 60 CDs, many of which have been celebrated by critics and received awards. His Musica Italiana project, which he initiated more than ten years ago, has chronicled under-appreciated Italian repertoire of the 20th century and brought to light many masterpieces. Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, he has also recorded opera albums with celebrated vocalists such as Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko, and Diana Damrau.

A native of Milan, Noseda is Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy. In 2015, he was honored as Musical America's Conductor of the Year, and was named the 2016 International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year. In December 2016 he was privileged to conduct the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm.