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 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.
Following his highly successful debuts around the world, Maestro Armiliato started an extensive operatic activity in North America, particularly with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, with Il Trovatore, La Bohème, Stiffelio, Madama Butterfly, Sly, Aida, Turandot, Rigoletto, Cyrano de Bergerac, La Fille du Régiment, La Rondine and Lucia di Lammermoor (DVDs were released of the last three productions.) At the San Francisco Opera he conducted La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Traviata, Tosca, Aida, La Favorita, Il Trovatore and Cavalleria Rusticana.
In Europe, the Italian conductor enjoys a continuous and successful collaboration with, among others, the Wiener Staatsoper, where he conducted Tosca, Fedora, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Favorita, Turandot, Andrea Chénier, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Stiffelio, Falstaff, La Traviata, Manon Lescaut, Carmen and Don Carlo. He also conducted Turandot at the Royal Opera House, and Don Carlo, Un Ballo in Maschera, Tosca and Madama Butterfly at the Bayerische Staatsoper, to name only a few. He has recently made his debut at the Opéra National de Paris with Otello.
Maestro Armiliato's future engagements include productions at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opéra National de Paris, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Arena in Verona and the Zurich Opernhaus. In particular, he will also conduct the new production of Rigoletto at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Faust at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and La Rondine at the Royal Opera House.
He has just conducted Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera for the opening night of the 2011/2012 season.
Marco Armiliato has just 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.