Giovanni Andreoli

Giovanni Andreoli

Principal Conductor of the São Carlos Opera House Choir

Giovanni Andreoli studied Piano, Composition and Choral and Orchestra Conducting. He cooperated as choral conductor with RAI of Milan, at the Verona Arena and at La Fenice Theatre, in Venice, and the Carlo Felice Theatre, in Genoa. He worked with the conductors such as Delman, Muti, Chailly, Barshai, Karabtchevsky, Arena, Santi, Campori, R. Abbado and Renzetti. At the Venice Music Biennale, he performed world premieres of works by Guarnieri, Pablo, Clementi and Manzoni. He conducted  Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle  with La Fenice Chorus and Orchestra, performing the latter at the São Paulo Municipal Theatre, in Brazil. He also conducted L’esperienza corale nel ‘900 italiano  by Dallapiccola, Rota and Petrassi. From 1998,  among other participations, Maestro Andreolli conducted Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore , in Reykjavík, Mozart’s Coronation Mass  and Haydn’s  Mass No. 9, in São Paulo, Liszt’s Via Crucis , in Orvieto, Stravinsky’s  Les Noces at the Granada Festival, Rossini’s Othello  at the Theater an der Wien and the first modern premiere of Caldara’s   Missa Amabilis and Missa Dolorosa with the La Fenice Orchestra and Chorus. In 1999, he conducted Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia  at the Teatro dei Vittoriale, Gardone-Riviera, Verdi’s La traviata  at the Copenhagen Royal Theatre and Martin y  Soler’s Una cosa rara  Soler  at the Teatro Goldoni in Venice.

In 2000 he conducted two productions of Puccini’s La Bohème  at Teatro Grande de Brescia with Giuseppe Sabbatini and Lanciano with the Orquestra Giovanile Internazionale. In 1996 he recorded  Guarnieri’s Orfeo cantando… tolse  at RAI in Florence and Orff’s Carmina Burana at the La Fenice Theatre, among other works for BMG Ricordi, Fonit Cetra and Mondo Musica München. From 1994 to 2004, Giovanni Andreoli was artistically responsible for Teatro Grande de Brescia’s opera season.

Together with João Paulo Santos, Giovanni Andreoli conducted choral concerts with works by Brahms, Kodály, Lopes-Graça and Freitas Branco. In 2006, he began working with Companhia de Ópera Portuguesa (Portuguese Opera Company) conducting Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Verdi’s  La traviata and Requiem in Lisbon and at the Óbidos Festival.

In January 20111, Giovanni Andreolli resumed his position as Chorus Master of the São Carlos Theatre Chorus which he had already held from 2004 to 2008.