Sir Antonio Pappano was born on 30 December 1959 and is an English-Italian conductor and pianist.
18 Facts About Antonio Pappano
Antonio Pappano is currently music director of the Royal Opera House and of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Antonio Pappano was scheduled to become chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2024.
Antonio Pappano attracted the attention of fellow pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, and became his assistant at the Bayreuth Festival.
Antonio Pappano worked in Barcelona and Frankfurt, and served as an assistant to Michael Gielen.
Antonio Pappano's first conducting appearance at Den Norske Opera was in 1987, and he became music director there in 1990.
From 1992 to 2002, Antonio Pappano served as music director of Royal Theatre of La Monnaie Brussels, Belgium.
Antonio Pappano was principal guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 1997 to 1999.
In 2005, Antonio Pappano became music director of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Antonio Pappano was scheduled to stand down from the Santa Cecilia post in 2023.
In 2002, Antonio Pappano was named the music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Antonio Pappano was the youngest conductor at the orchestra of the ROH, performing for the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet.
Antonio Pappano had first guest-conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in 1996.
Antonio Pappano has returned as guest conductor to the LSO on over 70 occasions, and made several recordings with the LSO.
Antonio Pappano returned to the Metropolitan Opera in 2021 to conduct Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.
Antonio Pappano was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2015.
Antonio Pappano was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to music.
Antonio Pappano is married to Pamela Bullock, an American vocal coach and they live in London.