Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the Italian and French repertoire, Evelino Pidò’s prestigious career has taken him to the most illustrious opera houses throughout the world, collaborating with artists, directors and orchestras of the highest calibre.
Highlights of Pidò’s 2023/24 season include making his house debut at Staatsoper Hamburg with Puccini Turandot, Donizetti L’elisir d’amore for the Wiener Staatsoper, Puccini La bohème for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Donizetti Don Pasquale for the Teatro alla Scala and Rossini Il barbiere de Siviglia for the Semperoper Dresden and the Teatro alla Scala Accademia. Pidò will also make his house debut at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile with a concert staging of Don Pasquale.
Recent highlights for Pidò include a new production of Bellini La sonnambula for the Semperoper Dresden, Donizetti La fille du régiment for the Teatro Regio di Torino, his most recent return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for La bohème where he had previously conducted Don Pasquale, La fille du régiment and Rossini Il turco in Italia, L’elisir d’amore and Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Meyerbeer Les Huguenots for La Monnaie, Donizetti Viva La Mamma for the Teatro Real, Madrid, Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Pasquale for the Wiener Staatsoper, Verdi La traviata for the Gran Theatre del Liceu, Verdi Rigoletto for the Bolshoi Theatre, La traviata for the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Puccini Tosca and Don Pasquale for Opéra National de Paris and Verdi Simon Boccanegra for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia with Placido Domingo. On the concert platform, Pidò conducted a gala concert with tenor Vittorio Grigolo to great critical acclaim at the Teatro Colón.
In 2012, Evelino Pidò received the much-coveted Bellini d’Oro prize for best interpreter of the music of Bellini. His discography includes a recording of French arias with tenor Vittorio Grigolo, L’elisir d’amore with the Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra de Lyon for Decca; a recording of Rossini overtures with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and La sonnambula with Natalie Dessay for EMI Virgin Classics, which won the Diapason d’or and is critically acknowledged as a benchmark recording of this opera.
A return to the Wiener Staatsoper for Rigoletto, Anna Bolena and Don Pasquale
I Puritani Teatro Real, Madrid
Zelmira Opéra National de Lyon
Maria Stuarda and Werther Ópera de Tenerife
Adriana Lecouvreur in concert La Monnaie
Olyrix, June 2023
From the moment the curtain rises and the overture to Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani begins, Evelino Pidò's direction is characterized by expert workmanship in the precision of his intentions: his gestures instruct, his hands sculpt and the whole body supports and encourages the reactions of an orchestra which responds to the subtlest of his signals…
IOCO, March 2023
The musicians of the Sächsische Staatskapelle spread an excellent tapestry of sound, confidently led by the judicious and dynamic conducting of the Italian Evelino Pidò. Depending on the need, Pidò had the orchestra play at full speed or even virtuosically. The balance between the pit and the stage was right, so that the singers had enough space in every phase