Andrea Molino

Andrea Molino, composer and conductor, was born in Turin and studied in Turin, Milan, Venice, Paris and Freiburg. He lives in Paris and Zurich.

With the Pocket Opera Company in Nuremberg he realized the smiling carcass (1999) and Those Who Speak in a Faint Voice (2001), about the death penalty, first examples of his commitment to innovative, multimedia oriented music theatre.

From 2000 to 2006 Andrea Molino was Artistic Director of Fabrica Musica. CREDO was premiered at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and then performed in Rome for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and later opened the Queensland Music Festival in Brisbane. WINNERS was premiered at the Brisbane Festival and later performed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His multimedia staged concert un Temps vécu, ou qui pourrait l’être was premiered in 2008 at Le Fresnoy. In 2009 at the Basilica dei Frari in Venice he conducted the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Of Flowers And Flames for the World Venice Forum. Three Mile Island was first performed in 2012 at the ZKM in Karlsruhe (Music Theatre Now Award 2013). – there is no why here – was premiered at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in 2014 and revived in May 2015 in Antwerp at deSingel for the Vlaamse Opera (XXI Opera Festival).

In November 2021 The Garden of Forking Paths was premiered at Palazzo Madama in Turin; the project has been the first public implementation of the SWARMS platform, developed with the Centro di Ricerche RAI in Turin.
The installation The sense of the place – Montepulciano accompanied the 2022 edition of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano. La vérité, pas toute, for 32 voices, 8 percussions, electronics and video was premiered in July 2023 at the Chigiana International Festival in Siena.

Recent projects as a conductor include the premiere of Mikael Karlsson’s Melancholia at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, the opening of the Chigiana International Festival in Siena with Luciano Berio’s Coro and Voci, the New York Stories project with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Berg’s Wozzeck directed by W. Kentridge and Sostakovic’s The Nose directed by B. Kosky at the Sydney Opera House and the premiere of Cathy Marston’s The Cellist at the Royal Opera House in London.

For Opera Australia he had previously conducted Kròl Roger (directed by Kasper Holten, Green Room Award 2018), Carmen, Tosca and La Bohème (2015 NYE Gala at the Sydney Opera
House), A Masked Ball (directed by Alex Ollé) and Macbeth among others. At the Teatro La Fenice in Venice he opened the 2010 concert season with the world premiere of Maderna’s Requiem (CD Stradivarius 2022, Abbiati Award 2022) and the Music Biennale 2005 with Goebbels’ Surrogate Cities among other projects.

He conducted the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the BBC SSO Glasgow, the Royal Swedish Orchestra, the Malmoe Opera Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse,
the Orchestre National de Lyon at the Edinburgh Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berliner Festspiele at the Philharmonie Berlin, Beijing Opera House, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Sydney Festival, Queensland Festival, Brisbane Festival, Copenhagen Opera Festival, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Opéra de Nancy, Staatstheater Darmstadt, RomaEuropa Festival among others.

His recordings are published on CD and DVD by Stradivarius, Milan, ECM, Munich, Naïve, Paris and ABC Classics, Sydney, among others. His compositions are published by RAI Com, Nuova Stradivarius and Ricordi.

Karlsson : Melancholia

Berio : Voci - Coro

Szymanowski : King Roger

Recording Session

Conducting Puccini at Opera Australia