Opus 3 Artists Welcomes Conductor Jader Bignamini

Jader Bignamini

Following his North American debut at Santa Fe Opera, Opus 3 Artists welcomes Jader Bignamini to our roster! Jader Bignamini is Resident Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica la Verdi, after being first appointed as E-flat clarinet in 1998 and Assistant Conductor in 2010 by Riccardo Chailly.

In addition to conducting Verdi Requiem with la Verdi, highlights of Bignamini’s current season include the opening concert of the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducting Carmina Burana; La Bohème at the Municipal de Sao Paulo and La Fenice; L'Elisir D'Amore in Ancona; Tosca at the Comunale di Bologna; La Forza del Destino at the Verdi Festival in Parma; and La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, and L'Amor Brujo at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. He leads Orchestra Sinfonica la Verdi on an extensive tour of Europe and Asia with Anna Netrebko.

Bignamini’s 14-15 season included productions of Aida at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, Madama Butterfly at La Fenice, and his concert debut at La Scala.

Recent career highlights include his Asia debut at the Otsu Biwako Hall in Japan; his South American debut at the Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo; engagements with Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, and the MITO Festival conducting Berlioz’ Messe Solennelle; and collaborations with world class soloists including Karen Gomyo, Francesca Dego, Natasha Korsakova, Kolya Blacher, and Lylia Zilberstein. In 2013, Bignamini assisted Riccardo Chailly on concerts of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony in Milan.

Future engagements include Andrea Chénier at the Tokyo National Opera, La Traviata at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera directed by Sofia Coppola, Ciro in Babilonia by Rossini at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, La Traviata at the Arena of Verona, Madama Butterfly in Palermo, Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi with Anna Netrebko, Il Trovatore at the Frankfurt Opera and in Rome at Teatro dell'Opera in 2017.

Bignamini was born in Crema and studied at the Piacenza Music Conservatory.