With productions in recent seasons of DON GIOVANNI, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, GIULIO CESARE and Keiser DER LÄCHERLICHE PRINZ JODELET at the Hamburgische Staatsoper; HERCULES at the Händel Festpiele in Halle; ORLANDO in Essen; COSÌ FAN TUTTE at La Monnaie; ALCINA at the Opéra de Lyon; and a new production of LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at the National Theatre in Prague, Alessandro de Marchi is one of the most sought-after conductors in his repertoire. He has just recorded the Malibran version of LA SONNAMBULA with Cecilia Bartoli and Juan Diego Flórez for Decca, and future plans include DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL and Hasse CLEOFIDE at the Semperoper in Dresden; L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA in Hamburg; and TESEO at the Komische Oper Berlin.
In addition to his many opera credits, Mr. de Marchi also maintains his relationship with the Academia Montis Regalis in Turin. His appointment as successor to René Jacobs, artistic director of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music was made in May 2009. The 2010 festival marked his first year in the post.
Alessandro de Marchi also enjoys orchestral conducting with ensembles such as the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra of Staatsoper Hannover, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and the Orchestra of the Academia Santa Cecilia Rome.
Alessandro de Marchi studied organ and composition at the Conservatory di Santa Cecilia in Rome and harpsichord, chamber music and baroque style at the Schola Cantorum di Basilea. He then became professor of organ and Gregorian chant at the Conservatory D. Cimarosa, pianist of the St. Louis Big Band, harpsichordist with the Italian Baroque Orchestra and went on to become Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of G. Carissimi, being awarded his diploma in organ and composition.
Following study with J. B. Christensen, he began his collaboration with the ensemble Il Teatro Armonico, with whom he toured Europe and made recordings and radio broadcasts of unpublished Italian baroque works (Harmonia Mundi France, Accord, Symphonia, WDR, Radio France, Radio Classique, etc.)
Mr. de Marchi then began working with René Jacobs on Cesti ORONTEA as harpsichordist and musical assistant, leading to engagements in all the principal European theatres. He was invited by Daniel Barenboim to work as his assistant at the Berlin Staatsoper, and became a regular guest artist, as assistant and harpsichordist, at the Salzburg Festival (Monteverdi ORFEO with Jacobs; Mozart DON GIOVANNI with Barenboim and Donald Runnicles; and J. S. Bach St. Matthew Passion with Claudio Abbado).
At the Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, he was the harpsichordist and musical assistant before making his conducting debut there in Cimarosa IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO. He subsequently conducted Graun CLEOPATRA AND CAESAR, Bach KUNST DER FUGE, Haydn L'ISOLA DISABITATA and Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA.
He has also conducted Jommelli LA PASSIONE DI NOSTRO SIGNORE GESU CRISTO in Palermo; Provenzale LA STELLIDAURA VENDICANTE in Liège and Bruxelles; Pergolesi STABAT MATER in Innsbruck; Mozart LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Rossini LA CENERENTOLA and Donizetti DON PASQUALE in Bruxelles; Cavalli GLI AMORI DI APOLLO E DAFNE in Fano; Haydn ORFEO ED EURIDICE in Enschede; Purcell DIDO AND AENEAS at the Maggio Musicale in Florence; Monteverdi IL RITORNO D'ULISSE and Kaiser MASANIELLO FURIOSO in Stuttgart; and IL RE PASTORE in Bruxelles.
He is also a regular guest conductor at the Rossini Festival of Bad Wildbad and the Halle Handel Festival, and he regularly records with Academia Montis Regalis for Opus 111.