Marco Armiliato is considered one of the most respected opera conductors of our generation. Since his debut at the San Francisco Opera with La Bohème and his collaboration with Luciano Pavarotti in concert performances, Maestro Armiliato has been a frequent guest in the world’s most prestigious opera houses.
In 1995, he made his Italian debut at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Il Barbiere di Siviglia and his international debut at the Wiener Staatsoper with Andrea Chénier, opera that also marked his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1996.
Debuts followed in many of the world's leading opera houses, including Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House in London, Opéra National de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Teatro Real de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Arena in Verona and Teatro Carlo Felice in his native town of Genoa. His engagements have also brought him to conduct in Mexico, South America, Japan and China.
His recent engagements include Anna Bolena (Metropolitan Opera, New York, opening night of the 2011/12 season), Tosca, Rigoletto, La Traviata and Turandot (Bavarian State Opera), Aida and Tosca (Arena di Verona), Ernani, Aida, Francesca da Rimini, La Sonnambula and Rigoletto (Metropolitan Opera), La Traviata, Andrea Chénier and Tosca (Vienna State Opera) , La Fille du régiment (Paris Opéra), La Rondine (ROH Covent Garden) Madama Butterfly (Chicago).
Plans include Andrea Chénier, L’elisir d’amore, Don Carlo, I Puritani, La Bohème, Romeo et Juliette, La Traviata, Manon Lescaut, Il Trovatore and Simon Boccanegra (Vienna State Opera), Lucrezia Borgia (Liceu, Barcelona), Rigoletto, La bohème and Roméo et Juliette (Bavarian State Opera), Werther (New National Theater, Tokyo), Andrea Chénier (Festival de Peralada), Dom Sébastien roi de Portugal in Toulouse, Madama Butterfly, Aida and other important productions at the Metropolitan Opera.
Marco Armiliato had received a Grammy Award for the CD “Verismo Arias” with Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann and the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Marco Armiliato was born in Italy, he studied at the Genoa Conservatory.