Acclaimed as one of the world's leading interpreters of the Italian and French repertoire, Evelino Pidò's prestigious career has taken him to the most illustrious opera houses throughout the world, collaborating with artists, directors and orchestras of the highest calibre.
Highlights this season include Puccini La Boheme at the Teatro all Scala, Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, I Puritani at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, and at the Wiener Staatsoper; La Fille du Regiment, Simon Boccenegra, Macbeth, and Italiana in Algeri.
Recent highlights for Pidò include his debut at the Teatro all Scala with Rigoletto, I Puritani at the Teatro Real, Zelmira for Opéra National de Lyon, Adriana Lecouvreur in concert at La Monnaie, Anna Bolena and Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper, La traviata at the Gran Theatre del Liceu, Rigoletto at the Bolshoi Theatre, Tosca for Opéra National de Paris, Il Turco in Italia at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, La Wally at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Simon Boccanegra for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia with Placido Domingo.
In 2012, Evelino Pidò received the much coveted Bellini d’Oro prize for best interpreter of the music of Bellini. His discography includes a recording of French arias with tenor Vittorio Grigolo, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with the Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra de Lyon for Decca; a recording of Rossini overtures with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and La Sonnambula with Natalie Dessay for EMI Virgin Classics, which won a Diapason d’or and is critically acknowledged as a benchmark recording of this opera.
A return to the Wiener Staatsoper for Rigoletto, Anna Bolena and Don Pasquale
I Puritani Teatro Real, Madrid
Zelmira Opéra National de Lyon
Maria Stuarda and Werther Ópera de Tenerife
Adriana Lecouvreur in concert La Monnaie
The star of the show was Evelino Pidò, who conducted the uncut version of the piece with real fervour, whilst the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie followed his every movement.
As always Evelino Pido's conducting was virtuosic.
His sheer sense of style, the subtle variations in tempi and dynamics within a phrase, an ability to let time momentarily stand still or drive a climax without drowning his cast, all made this evening a bel canto experience to treasure