Renato Balsadonna – conductor

An Italian symphonic and operatic conductor, Renato Balsadonna is also recognised as the most highly regarded Chorus Director of his generation. He has enjoyed a long working relationship with Sir Antonio Pappano, who appointed him Chorus Director at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in 1997, and Chorus Director at The Royal Opera House in 2004. During his tenure as Chorus Director of the Royal Opera House he gained recognition for his considerable gifts as an orchestral conductor, conducting a number of Main Stage productions at The Royal Opera House, including I due Foscari, The Minotaur and Nabucco. He also enjoys successful collaborations with numerous opera houses, choruses and orchestras as a guest conductor, including Oper Frankfurt am Main, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro Verdi Trieste, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.