DAMIANO BINETTI

danianobinetti01 Damiano Binetti was born in Italy where he studied canto at the Conservatory Niccolo Piccinni in Bari under the famous italian soprano Anna Maria Balboni, graduating with distinction. He was subsequently awarded a diploma (magister studium) in Conducting by the Akademie Muzickych a Umeni in Prague (Czech Republic), where he studied under the guidance of Frantisek Vajnar, Radomil Eliska, Joseph Kuchynka and Jiri Belohlavek.

He took part in Prague at Course of interpretation of music of J.S. Bach under the guidance of Helmuth Rilling and also at Course of Operas interpretation in Italy, under the famous conductor Piero Bellugi.

In 1991 Damiano Binetti come from Italy to Prague to study at the music faculty of the prestigious Prague Academy and at the same time he successfully completed the audition in tenor singer place at the Prague Madrigalists, chamber group of the Czech Philharmonia.

He first came to the attention of critics and public in 1994, when he was unanimously awarded the place of musical leader of Prague Madrigalists. The following year he was appointed principal conductor of the Mozart Chamber Orchestra in Prague, a position he maintained until 2006.

In 1996 Binetti was invited to conduct at the Tibor Varga Festival in Switzerland, the first of many occasions. In the same year he conduct at the Wallonie Festival in Belgium.

Damiano Binetti thanks to his own initiative took over an artistic leadership of the Prague Madrigalists aiming the raise an interpretative style of Renaissance and Baroque. He is concerned not only with chamber music, but he is a musician with the widerange of stylish gear. He conducts also symphonic music, opera and above all pieces from the Italian bel canto circuit.

From 2003, he is Music Director of the Slesian Opera‘s Theatre in Opava and under his direction important projects were undertaken such as the Mozart Da Ponte Trilogy and the Bellini Donizetti Cycle. Alongside the classics of the repertoire, he brought many less performed and neglected works to light. These include exquisite pieces from the eighteenth century Italian school as well as operas by Piccinni, Cherubini, Capotorti and most recently by Poulenc, Martinu, Janacek.

In 2005 year with Bellini‘s Norma production at the National Theatre in Prague, earned the prestigious Thalie prize from the critics.

As principal conductor of the Mozart Chamber Orhcestra in Prague, he performed a vast Mozart repertoire such as Requiem in re minore, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and most of the Mozart symphonic repertoire, in the most prestigious concert halls in Prague such as the Dvorak hall at Rudolfinum and the Smetana Hall at Obecni Dum.

Since 1998 he co-operated with Suk Orchestra, Hradec Kralove Philarmonic, Dvorak Symphony Orchestra, Marienbad Symphony Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphony, Orchestra da Camera di Venezia, Symphony Orchestra Prague, Slovak Filarmonic Orchestra in Kosice, Czech National Orchestra, Malta National Philarmonia.

He performed all across Europe participating in many of the most renowned music festivals such as Prague Spring, Landshut Musik Sommer, Settembre Musica in Italy, GOG in Genoa, Festival C. Monteverdi in Cremona, Pomeriggi Musicali in Mailand, Varazdin International Baroque festival, Summer festival in Dubrovnik, Art and Music festival in Cividale del Friuli, Tibor Varga in Sion, Festival de Wallonie in Belge, GOG in Genova, Bruckner Festival in Linz, Music Festival in Nanning-China, Opera festival in Seoul-Korea, and many others.

With opera and symphonic productions, he conducted in Spain at the Teatro Monumental, Teatro Regio in Parma Italy, Auditorium Rai in Rome, Piccolo Teatro in Mailand, Teatro Eugenia Victoria in San Sebastian Spain, at the National Theatre in Malta and the Polish Opera in Cracovia.

He recorded many compact discs, with different programs, from operas to the Symphonic repertoire and from the Baroque to the Renaissance repertoire. He performed and recorded at various radios and televisions across Europe such as the Czech Radio Television, RAI  Italian television, Radio Bremen in Germany, Deutsch Bayerisch Radio in Munich, Belgium National Radio, Croatia Television and radio France international.

ProART FESTIVAL 2015

OPERA Masterclass

30. 7. - 2. 8.

Interpretation of Italian opera under conductor´s leading

Theoretical and practical lessons on the piano: vocal technique, diction and interpretation.

Discussion and analysis about the vocal and expression´s possibilities related to the development of opera roles in the theater.

Examples of the repertory:

- W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni
- V. Bellini: Norma
- G. Verdi: Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviatta, Nabucco
- C. SAINT-SANS: Samson et Dalila
- G. Bizet: Les pecheurs de perles, Carmen
- G. PUCCIINI: Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Tosca, Suor Angelica
- P. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
- R. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci