Premiere: Sunday, 15.11.2009 - 19:00 Uhr
Attilio Cremonesi studied at Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza and at Schola Cantorum in Basel. He was assistant of René Jacobs for many years. Besides performing as Harpsichordist and organ-player he explores and conducts opera rarities of the baroque and classical period.
He founded the Ensemble Arcadia, with which whom he performed all over Europe and South America. He also conducted at theatres such as in Basel, Berlin, Lucerne and at the Festivals in Curitiba (Brazil) and Innsbruck (Festwochen der Alten Musik).
2003 he conducted Handel’s Rodelinda in Oslo and created together with choreographer Joachim Schloemer Les Larmes du ciel for Wiener Festwochen.
2006 the production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Akademie für Alte Musik was an enormous success, which was co-produced of Luxemburg, Montpellier, Berlin, Amsterdam, Ferrara and St. Pölten. He conducted Monteverdi's L’incoronazione di Poppea amongst others in Geneve and made a new production of Rameau’s Dardanus in Bonn, Sartorio’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto at Festwochen der Alten Musik in Innsbruck as well as recently Rossini’s La scala di seta with the Freiburger Barockorchester, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria at Grand Théâtre de Génève.
Future projects include Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Lissabon, London and Bruxelles, Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Luzon, Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans at Pinchgut Opera in Sydney, Handel’s Ezio in Schwetzingen, and Concerts with Vivica Genaux in Dresden as well as with kammerorchesterbasel.
His recordings include for example Duetti amorosi with Nuria Rial, Lawrence Zazzo and kammerorchesterbasel. Some of his recordings got awarded – to name a few - with Deutscher Schallplattenpreis der Kritik, Choc de la Musique, Diapason d'Or and Caecilianprjis.