Sergio Alapont

Sergio Alapont

Winner of the Opera Awards GBOPERA as Best Conductor in Italy 2016, Sergio Alapont is one of the leading conductors of his generation.

Graduated in orchestra conducting with Cum Laude qualification in New York (USA) and Pescara (Italy) with M. Armiliato and D. Renzetti, respectively, he continued his studies with maestros like J. Panula, H. Rilling, M. Suzuki, S. Bychkov and A. Pappano.

Since then he has developed an exceptional professional career that is leading him to conduct prestigious national and international orchestras, among which are London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Ile de France in Paris, Danish National Symphony, Norwegian National Opera, Scottish Opera, RAI in Turin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro di San Carlo of Naples, Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Radiotelevisión Española (ORTVE), Comunidad Valenciana (Palau de Les Arts), Ciudad de Granada, Sinfónica de Galicia, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfónica de Navarra, Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes in México and Filarmónica de Bogotá, among many others.

He has equally conducted in several Festivals like Shanghai Opera Week, Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Euro Arts – Leipzig, Carintischer Sommer, Mahler Festival – Dobbiaco, Ravello Festival, MITO Festival and Varna Summer International Music Festival. He has collaborated with singers and players such as Celso Albelo, Ainhoa Arteta, Dimitra Theodossiou, Isabel Rey, Fabio Armiliato, Lorenzo Regazzo, Roberto de Candia, Bruno Praticò, Yolanda Auyanet, Ofelia Sala, Juan Jesús Rodríguez, Carlos Chausson, Jorge de León, Tomas Mohr, Plácido Domingo, María José Montiel, Juan Francisco Gatell, Erika Miklosa, Maximilian Schmitt, Judith Van Wanrojj, Juan Pons, Nemanja Radulovic, Pavel Berman, Boris Berman, Pablo Sainz Villegas, Sunao Goko, Anna Tifu, Detlef Roth, Paula Murrihy and Measha Bruggergosman.

He has been Assistant Conductor in several opera productions for the Metropolitan Opera House of New York and the Wiener Staatsoper and has recorded for labels such as  EGT, Universal, and also for the labels RTVE, RAI, RTE Ireland and Euroradio.  In 2008 he debuted at the Großer Saal del Musikverein.

Some of his recent success are Idomeneo at the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg; Le nozze di Figaro and Don Pasquale in Haifa (Israel); Don Bucefalo at the Wexford Opera Festival; Il barbiere di Siviglia in Oslo (National Opera of Norway); Attila at the Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania; Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Norma, Lucia di Lammermoor and La Cenerentola at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso and at the Comunale di Ferrara; Otello at the Teatro Calderón in Valladolid; Romeo et Juliette and Aida at the Teatro Comunale di Sassari; Don Pasquale at the Ópera de Las Palmas; Don Giovanni at Opera Tenerife; Poliuto at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon and in Glyndebourne; Tosca in Skopje; Gianni Schicchi, La voix humaine, Cavalleria Rusticana and La Traviata in the Orizzonti Festival in Italy; concerts in Palau de les Arts de Valencia, with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, with the Oviedo Filarmonía at the Teatro Filarmónica de Oviedo and with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco; Cavalleria Rusticana in the Illica Festival; Galas in the Santanyí Opera Festival, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and at the Teatro Real; Die lustige witwe at the Teatro Filarmonico de Verona; La forza del destino at the Ópera de Las Palmas; La Rondine at the Minnesota Opera; Le nozze di Figaro in Treviso, Jesi and Ferrara; a concert in Auditorio Baluarte; concerts with Janacek Philharmonic in Ostrava, Orquesta de Valencia at the Palau de la Música, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and with the Sinfónica de Baleares; Carmen at the Ópera de Oviedo and a Gala with Gregory Kunde in Palma.

Among his commitments for the 19-20 season, we highlight the concerts with the  Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and L'heure espagnole / Gianni Schicchi (Brescia, Pavia, Como and Cremona) and Don Giovanni (Haifa Symphony).

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L’HEURE ESPAGNOLE & GIANNI SCHICCHI. Teatro Sociale di Como. 2020

"The direction of Maestro Sergio Alapont is, for its part, torrential, without however losing the dreamy inspiration necessary for the surrender of some moments: it seemed to us amazing on Ravel, fully respectful of a punctual and a little score mechanics (like Torquemada's clocks), but which certainly does not lack orchestral fullness; on Puccini, on the other hand, the real challenge was keeping an orchestra at bay which in some cases was not kind to the scene: Alapont's skill nevertheless managed to avoid any dyscrasias, and packaged a very usable and musically correct product." William G. Costabile Cisco (GB Opera)

"Exquisitely played by the orchestra under Sergio Alapont."
Anna Picard (The Times)

“Sergio Alapont, kept the music on a tight rein”
Andrew Clark (The Financial Times)

“Sergio Alapont’s pacy conducting allows the score to dance over the footlights”
George Hall (The Guardian)

“In the pit, Sergio Alapont whizzes the orchestra efficiently through the notes”
Rupert Christiansen (The Telegraph)

“The cohesion and precision which Sergio Alapont draws from every member of the orchestra is praiseworthy. Musical phrases are sculpted and details are subtle and nuanced. ”
Emmanuel Dupuy (Diapason)

"The performance is often close to that of the recently deceased Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as Alapont has identified the pure Sturm und Drang here - hidden in this score."
Heinz W. Koch (Badische Zeitung)

"Alapont has given considerable impetus to the execution, emphasizing the character in a sense “Dionysian” of this symphony, thanks to the dense style of the strings and the vividness of colors. Audience excited and perfectly right.”
Domenico Del Nero (Totalità.it)

“The musical director was Sergio Alapont, who directed Il Capello di Paglia di Firenze at Wexford last year. His very lively conducting perfectly captured all the buffoonery of the opera.”
José M. Irurzun (Opera World)

“At the head of a brilliant Wexford Festival Orchestra, the Spanish conductor Sergio Alapont brings out the elegance and the freshness of Cagnoni’s writing.”
Emmanuel Andrieu (Opera Online -France)