Enrique Mazzola

Introduction

Admired internationally as a specialist in bel canto, Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola is in demand from Opera Houses worldwide. He is Music Director of Orchestre National d'Ile de France (ONDIF) which performs regularly at Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Plans for the coming season include debuts with Northern Sinfonia, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and PFK Prague Philharmonia. He returns to the Bolshoi Theatre  for La sonnambula and also conducts Tancredi at Theatre des Champs Elysées.

Highlights of the 12/13 season included symphonic debuts with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra and returns to Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Mulhouse Symphony and Brussels Philharmonic. Opera included Barbiere and Le Vaisseau fantome at Deutsche Oper Berlin, La sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theatre and a new production of Don Pasquale at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. 

Please contact Laura Baker for a current biography.

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  • ONDIF 2014

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La Festival Radio France & Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier

MASSENET Méditation de Thaïs for violin and harp
ROSSINI Sonate pour cordes n°3 en ut Majeur
TCHAIKOVSKI Sérénade mélancolique for violin and orchestra opus 26
CHAUSSON Poème pour violon et orchestre opus 25
WAXMAN Fantaisie sur Tristan et Isolde de Richard Wagner for violin, piano and orchestra
MENDELSSOHN  Concerto for violin and orchestra n°2 en mi mineur opus 64
ARAM KHATCHATURIAN Gayaneh, deux extraits pour orchestre 

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola

Violin: Marina Chiche
Violin: Michael Barenboim
Violin: Dorota Anderszewka

Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon

Salle Pleyel, Paris

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 
KODALY: Suite from Hary Janos 

TCHAIKOVSKY:  1812 Overture 

Orchestre National d'Ile de France, Cédric Tiberghien, piano; Enrique Mazzola, conductor

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ONDIF, Artistic Director

In 2012, Mazzola became Artistic Director of Orchestre National d'Ile de France. His first season at the helm of ONDIF was widely praised by audiences and critics alike. In 2014 the orchestra celebrates its 40th anniversary with very special projects including their Birthday concert on 26 January at Salle Pleyel featuring Markus Werba.

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Press

Bizet, Berlioz

Vienna Debut

Musikverein

Musikverein und Symphoniker hatten Glück im Pech (...) in letzter Minute gewann der Musikverein den Italiener Enrique Mazzola.

Mazzola erwies sich bei Bizets 1. Symphonie wie bei Berlioz' "Symphonie Fantastique" als souveräner Techniker, der die Werke mit Elan, klaren Konturen und effektvollen dynamischen Kontrasten gestaltet.
Der Standard, Ljubisa Tosic, 4 March 2014
Der Chef des Orchestre national d'île-de-France (...) zeigte sich auch als umsichtiger, herzlich strahlender Advokat des französischen Repertoires. Kronen Zeitung, Karlheinz Roschitz, 4 March 2014

DONIZETTI

Don Pasquale

Glyndebourne Festival

And there is scintillating playing from the London Philharmonic, with eloquent cello and trumpet solos gracing orchestral interludes and crisp, faultless accompaniments provided for those on stage. In this repertoire Enrique Mazzola has few peers. He coaxes singers through awkward coloratura with a myriad deft tempo variations, fizzes through ensembles with a plethora of perky offbeat accents, and never once loses rapport with pit or stage. A conducting masterclass. Richard Morrison, The Times ****

BEETHOVEN

Mazzola in Paris

Salle Pleyel

At the head of the orchestra - Mazzola delivered all the tenderness and passion required.

Laurent Vilarem
Clearly a great musical and human history has begun between Enrique Mazzola and ONDIF: invaluable training in musical life that cannot be repeated enough. Alain Cochard

Don Pasquale

Theatre des Champs Elysées

"Because under the baton of the very wise, very lively and bright, energetic, but creamy Enrique Mazzola, the Orchestra National de France paid great attention to all the subtleties in the instrumental writing of Donizetti, which was voiced and expressed freely."

AltaMusic, Gerard Mannoni

OAE Debut

Purcell Room

"Cherubini’s Medée is a piece that some of our more enterprising opera companies should think about rediscovering. Enrique Mazzola, an OAE debutant with flair (and a sense of fun), conducted its fizzing overture with verve, and the French mezzo-soprano Stephanie d’Oustrac followed it with a keenly Classical take on this heroine’s Greek tragedy"

Neil Fisher, The Times

Recordings

Don Pasquale

DONIZETTI Don Pasquale

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Director: Mariame Clément 
Cast: Alessandro Corbelli, Nikolay Borchev, Alek Shrader, Danielle de Niese, James Platt, Anna-Marie Sullivan

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Opus Arte