Italy's Enrique Mazzola is one of the most dynamic artists of his generation. A greatly sought-after bel canto interpreter, a specialist of both the classical period and the Romantic era, Mazzola has been the musical director of the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France since 2012.
The highlights of past seasons include the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker at Vienna's Musikverein, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Oslo, Brussels, Taipei, Prague, New Japan, etc.
He recently conducted L'Africaine and Falstaff at Berlin's Deutsche Oper, La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theater, L'Elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale at the Glyndebourne Festival, L'Italiana in Algeri at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Don Giovanni in Tokyo, Macbeth and La Cenerentola at the Opéra national du Rhin, Tancredi and La Scala di Seta at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; The Barber of Seville and Don Pasquale at La Scala in Milan, as well as Falstaff at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
As the music and artistic director of the Montepuciano festival from 1999 to 2003, he conducted numerous symphonic concerts and operatic productions.
Equally accomplished in the contemporary repertoire, Mazzola has created numerous works with the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France.
He can be credited with creating Alberto Colla's Il Processo at La Scala, Luca Lombardi's Il Re nudo in Rome, Arnaldo de Felice's Medusa at Munich's opera, Azio Corghi's Isabella at the Festival Rossini.
During the 2014/2015 season, Enrique Mazzola conducted Meyerbeer's Dinorah at the Berlin Philharmonie, then was a guest conductor at the Bolshoi, the Oslo opera, the Zurich opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Northern Sinfonia, the Brussels Philharmonic at the Ars Musica Festival, before closing the season at the Glyndebourne festival with a critically acclaimed production of Donizetti's rarely performed Poliuto, then at the Chorégies d'Orange with the Orchestre national de Lyon, and the Rossini Festival in Pesaro.
Enrique Mazzola will soon make his début in the United States, invited by the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
He will return for several productions at Zurich's Opera, at Berlin's Deutsche Oper -Le Prophète by Meyerbeer-, at Glyndebourne and Bregenz festivals and will conduct concerts with the Wiener Symphoniker and the London Philharmonic Orchestra -at The Proms-.