By Francisco Salazar
The Nationaltheater Mannheim has appointed a new Music Director.
The company announced that Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will succeed Alexander Soddy as Generalmusikdirektor starting in the 2023-24 season.
Brignoli is the Music Director of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra and is considered one of the great conductors in the Italian repertoire.
He has conducted at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Rome Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa, Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, Sferisterio Opera Festival of Macerata, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Frankfurt Opera, Semperoper of Dresden, Staatsoper of Stuttgart and Hamburg State Opera, among others.
He has recorded for Sony Classics and Warner Classics.