Andrea Sanguineti | Conductor


Andrea Sanguineti is Music Director of the Aalto-Musiktheater and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra as of the 2023/24 season.

In his new tenure as Music Director Andrea Sanguineti conducts Richard Wagner’s acclaimed production (Barrie Kosky) of Tristan and Isolde and a series of concerts performing Brahms, Bruckner, Strauss and Tchaikovsky in honor of the Essen Phiharmonic Orchstra‘s 125th festive anniversary. Further highlights this season include new productions of Capuleti e Montecchi at Staatsoper Hannover, Merry Widow at Cologne Opera as well as his returns to Opera Leipzig with Lucia di Lammermoor and to Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg with Norma. Andrea will be appearing for the first time at Isarphilharmonie Munich (Verdi – Gala Concert), at Opéra Toulon (concert performances of Capuleti e Montecchi) and at Savonlinna Festival (Don Giovanni)

Last season marked his debuts with Opera Australia (Roberto Devereux), Grand Théatre de Genève (Maria Stuarda), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut) and Cologne Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor, anniversary concert on the occasion of 200 years of Cologne Carnival). He had previously appeared with Cenerentola at Leipzig Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at Zurich Opera and the new productions of Lucrezia Borgia and Don Carlo at the Aalto Musiktheater Essen and conducted the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Mulhouse in concert.

His vast repertoire starts with Viennese operetta and rangers from the Italian literature to German, French and contemporary music. In this connection, he worked with many renowned artists such as Frank Peter Zimmermann, Lisette Oropesa, Maria Agresta, Benjamin Bernheim, Massimo Cavalletti, Vitaliy Kovalyov.

Until the end of the 2018 season the Italian maestro held the position of Music Director at Theater Görlitz. Before he had been Principal Conductor and Assistant Music Director at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg.

Andrea Sanguineti studied piano and composition at the conservatory of his native Genoa and conducting at the University of Music in Vienna. At the young age of 23 years, he was awarded the diploma in conducting at the conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and immediately engaged as a repetiteur to the Opera National du Rhin.