Manager: Elisa Patria
Principal Guest Conductor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since 2017, and Musical Director of the Rossini Festival in Wildbad – Belcanto Opera Festival since 2012, thanks to his original talent, Antonino Fogliani has quickly emerged as one of the most appreciated musicians of his generation at international level. Following his acclaimed debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in 2001, where he conducted Viaggio a Reims, Fogliani has been on the podium of the most important theatres worldwide and of the most prestigious orchestras, like the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen Orchestra at Westfalenpark in Dortmund, the Moscow State Philharmonic Society at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and the Württembergische Philharmonie of Reutlingen.
Over the past seasons he has conducted numerous rare as well as well-known operas, winning highly positive critical reviews and warm applause from his audience.
Some of his successful engagements include Maria Stuarda at Teatro alla Scala, Don Pasquale, Amica, and Mosè in Egitto at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Rigoletto e Il turco in Italia at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Turandot at the Bolshoi in Moscow, Otello, Il Signor Bruschino, and La Sposa di Messina at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo and at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Carmen at the Bregenzer Festspiele and at the Semperoper in Dresden, Tosca at the Arena in Verona and in Frankfurt.
In the coming Seasons he will be conducting several new productions including I Puritani and La Bohème in Düsseldorf and Duisburg, Il Trovatore in Leipzig, Le Comte d’Hoffmann and Donna del Lago in Zurich, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Covent Garden in London.
Some of his recordings include Donizetti’s Ugo, Conte di Parigi (Dynamic); Cimarosa’s Il Marito Disperato (Bongiovanni); Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Ciro in Babilonia, Mosè in Egitto, Semiramide, Guillaume Tell, and Otello; Vaccaj’s La sposa di Messina (Naxos); and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (DVD Dynamic) and Maria Stuarda (DVD Arthaus Musik).
Fogliani holds a degree in Disciplines of Music from the University of Bologna, a Piano degree from Bologna’s Conservatory, and a degree in Orchestra Conducting from Milan’s conservatory. He specialized at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena under Franco Donadoni and Ennio Morricone. Meeting Gianluigi Gelmetti in 1997 was an artistic turning point for his career as orchestra conductor, where he was able to act as his assistant in numerous productions and concerts.
In 2018 President Sergio Mattarella honored him with the title of Officer of the “Order of Merit of the Italian Republic”.