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Spanish born Sergio Alapont is noted for his passionate and inspirational conducting. His studies took him to Valencia, Madrid and Munich before continuing his training at the Conservatoire of Music in Pescara with Donato Renzetti. He also studied with Jorma Panula, Helmuth Rilling, Masaaki Suzuki, Marco Armiliato, Semyon Bychkov and Antonio Pappano. In 2016 Alapont won the ‘Best Conductor Award’ at the GBOSCAR (Excellence in Opera and Dance), and winner of the II City of Granada Conducting Competition, Sergio Alapont is one of the leading conductors of his generation. Recently, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Oquestra Clássica do Centro in Coimbra (Portugal). In September 2008 he debuted at the Großer Saal of the Vienna Musikverein.

Alapont has worked extensively as a guest conductor including orchestras as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Ile de France de París, Orchestre Symphonic de Bretagne,  Orchestra of The Norwegian National Opera, The Orchestra of the Scottish Opera, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Janâcek Philharmonic Ostrava, Arena di Verona, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI of Turin, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana (Palau de Les Arts), Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai International Youth Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes in México, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá or Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco among many others.

Recent Opera highlights include La Bohème at the Irish National Opera, Carmina Burana at the Teatro Regio di Parma, his debut in USA conducting La Rondine by Puccini, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi at the Teatro Real of Madrid, Bellini Opera Gala at the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, a new production of Idomeneo at the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, L’heure espagnol and Gianni Schicchi at the Opera Lombardia, Carmen at the Opera de Oviedo, The Merry Widow at the Fondazione Arena di Verona, Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso and Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi, assistant conductor in Poliuto at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gala Concert at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Gala Concert with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid at the Teatro Real de Madrid, La forza del destino at the Las Palmas Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Otello at the Teatro Calderon of Valladolid, Roméo et Juliette and Aida in Sassari, Don Pasquale at the Las Palmas Opera, Attila at the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Don Bucefalo at the Wexford Opera Festival, Il cappello di paglia di Firenze at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Wexford Opera Festival, Opera Gala with the soprano Ainhoa Arteta at the Palau de la Música de Valencia, Poliuto at the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos of Lisbon, Gianni Schicchi, Cavalleria Rusticana and La Traviata at the Orizzonti Festival, Don Giovanni at the Opera Tenerife, Cenerentola in Treviso and Ferrara, Una cosa rara at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia and at the Teatro Calderón of Valladolid, Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Pamplona, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Norma, Roméo et Juliette, Aida and The Merry Widow in Sassari, Cavalleria Rusticana at the Illica Festival and Orizzonti Festival, Norma in Ferrara and Treviso, Le nozze di Figaro with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Tosca in Skopje, Don Pasquale, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Norma, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi, Don Pasquale at the Festival of Pollença with Juan Pons singing the main role, Don Pasquale, Don Giovanni or La Traviata at the Santanyí Opera Festival, or La Traviata at the Teatr Wielki in Poznan (Poland).

Future engagements for Mr. Alapont include Festival de Pollença Opening Night with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Orquestra Clássica do Centro, Don Giovanni and a Opening Season Concert at the Teatro Comunale of Sassari, or his return to the Irish National Opera to conduct La Bohème in 2023.

He assisted Marco Armiliato in several productions at the Metropolitan, as Madame Butterfly, La bohème or Sly. And Semyon Bychkov invited him as Assistant Conductor for several symphonic programs.

He has conducted in prestigious Festivals as Carintischer Sommer, Mahler Festival – Dobbiaco, Ravello Festival, MITO Festival, Shanghai Opera Week, Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Euro Arts – Leipzig, or Varna Summer International Music Festival.

Alapont has collaborated with soloists as Nemanja Radulovic, Pavel Berman, Boris Berman, Sébastien Hartaud, Kateřina Javůrková, Pablo Sainz Villegas, Sunao Goko, Anna Tifu, Detlef Roth, Paula Murrihy, Rafael Aguirre, or Measha Bruggergosman and singers as Erwin Schrott, Gregory Kunde, Placido Domingo, Juan Pons, Celso Albelo, Anna Pirozzi, Désiree Rancatore, Ainhoa Arteta, Dimitra Theodossiou, Isabel Rey, Fabio Armiliato, Lorenzo Regazzo, Roberto de Candia, Bruno Praticò, Yolanda Auyanet, Ofelia Sala, Juan Jesús Rodríguez, Carlos Chausson, Jorge de León, Tomas Mohr, María José Montiel, Juan Francisco Gatell, Erika Miklosa, Christopher Lowrey, Maximilian Schmitt, or Judith Van Wanrojj.

He has recorded for RAI, RTÉ Ireland, Euroradio or the labels Signum Classics and UNIVERSAL.

Sergio has studied orchestral conducting in New York with Maestro Marco Armiliato, and in Pescara with Maestro Donato Renzetti, finishing his studies with qualification “Cum Laude”. He pursued conducting studies also with Jorma Panula (Royal College of Music of Stockholm), Helmuth Rilling (Bachakademie of Stuttgart), and Masaaki Suzuki (Bach Collegium of Japan). He also receives advice from conductors as maestro Semyon Bychkov and  Antonio Pappano.



Nielsen, Maskarade Overture

Puccini, La Bohème

Prokofiev, Piano Concerto n. 3

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