Bio: Roberto Gianola boasts important collaborations that have led him to conduct orchestras all over
the world: Europe, USA, Central and South America, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, China, Korea, Japan and
the United Arab Emirates.
Music Director of the Istanbul Opera and Ballet Theatre (Devlet Opera ve Balesi), where he made
his debut in February 2015 conducting The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach, he is a leading figure in
both the opera repertoire, in which he is a specialist, and the symphonic and ballet repertoire.
Guest of great halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lincoln Center and the Carnegie Hall in
New York, the Seoul Arts Center, the theatres of Hong Kong, Beijing and Macao, he has
collaborated with prestigious Italian realities such as the Fondazione Arena di Verona, the Teatro
Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Teatro Regio in Parma, Sala Verdi in Milan and with
orchestras such as the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, I
Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo and the
Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo.
The 2021/2022 season sees his debut in Ljubljana with Capuleti e Montecchi, the conducting of the
ballet The Sleeping Beauty and Don Pasquale in Istanbul and Trieste, and concerts in Spain, Austria
As artistic director he founded the Lake Como Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lake Como Music
Academy on Lake Como, which in 20 years of activity have distinguished themselves for the
organisation of major events (operas and concerts), competitions (opera singing and conducting)
and opera singing master classes.
Roberto Gianola's discography includes a Stradivarius CD with the Orchestra "I Pomeriggi Musicali"
of Milan and a CD with music by Respighi recorded with the Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo and
published for the magazine "Amadeus".
At the beginning of 2022 a double CD of unpublished works by Franco Alfano will be released, to be
recorded in Sala Verdi in Milan for Bongiovanni.