- Antonio Pappano
Portrait of a Conductor
Antonio Pappano has been
announced the successor of Bernard Haitink as Music Director of the Royal Opera in
London's Covent Garden.
Since 1992 , when he was named Music Director of the
Théatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, he has been working with many of the most
important theatres and orchestras throughout Europe and North America.
Just to name a few: He spectacularly debuted at the Vienna Staatsoper in 1993 replacing
Christoph von Dohnányi at the last minute in a new Siegfried production, he is
Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the upcoming
seasons he will be conducting the Munich Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra as
well as a new project for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
One of the 1999 highlights has been his debut in Bayreuth,
conducting a new production of Lohengrin.
This event is the "climax" of our film. However,
director János Darvas joins Antonio Pappano not only during his Lohengrin
rehearsals in Bayreuth, but also at his latest projects in Firenze (Falstaff) and
Brussels (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and in the process of a CD recording. Various
excerpts are being shown and Antonio Pappano talks about his feelings, his work and his
Directed by János Darvas
1999 Videotape 53 minutes