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New York based Jorge Parodi is the Music Director of the Senior Opera Theater at the Manhattan School of Music. He is also the Artistic Director of Opera Hispánica and the Music Director of Opera in Williamsburg.

He is a faculty member at The Juilliard School and NYU, and Arts Administrator and faculty at VOICExperience.

An American, Argentinian and Italian citizen, he conducts regularly in North and South America.

Please contact Jorge Parodi at jp@jorgeparodi.com

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  • A fully convincing presentation of Purcell’s masterpiece, its quality a tribute to the high level of talent assembled and the executive capabilities of conductor Jorge Parodi Opera News: New York Lyric Opera presentation of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, March ’15
  • The twenty-six-piece orchestra was led with a nice sense of Viennese style by conductor Jorge Parodi Opera News: Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns, April ’15
  • Presided over by Maestro Jorge Parodi, who expertly lead the orchestra (...) they played the vivacious and crisp rhythms of the ensemble numbers (...) as if they had been doing so all their lives. zarzuela.net: Zarzuela: Passion, Art, Fire
  • Conductor Jorge Parodi stayed loose and flexible, attentive to both singers and orchestra. Opera News: Cavalli’s La Doriclea, March ’14
  • Parodi dirige con sabiduría y eficacia. Su concentración es admirable. Ambito Financiero: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, May 2013
  • The orchestra, led with assurance and control by Jorge Parodi Opera News: Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, March 2013
  • The excellent nine-member band, conducted by Jorge Parodi NY Times: Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, March 2013
  • Superbly performed. NY Times: Schubert’s Die Verschworenen, April 2012
  • Everything one could want. Opera News: Schubert’s Die Verschworenen, March 2012
  • The opera played beautifully. NY Times: Paisiello’s Nina, April 2011

Bio

Reviewed as having “the most expressive conducting hands since Stokowski’s,” (New York Daily News) Argentinean born conductor Jorge Parodi has worked as conductor at Buenos Aires Lírica (Argentina), The Banff Centre (Canada), Tsaritsynskaya Opera Volgograd (Russia), Encuentros Internacionales de Opera (Mexico), Hofstra University and New York University among others; and as coach or repetiteur at several prestigious institutions, including the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Opera Tampa, Connecticut Grand Opera, Lake George Opera Festival to name a few.  He has collaborated with such artists as Tito Capobianco, Sherrill Milnes, and Rufus Wainwright; and he has assisted conductors of the caliber of Lorin Maazel and Julius Rudel.

Jorge Parodi is the Music Director of the Senior Opera Theater at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has conducted its productions to critical acclaim.  The New York Times praised its production of Schubert’s Die Verschworenen as “superbly performed” and said of its United States premiere of Paisiello’s Nina: “the opera played beautifully, with graceful music throughout, sonorous choruses and a radiant finale”.  This season he conducts the American premiere of Léo Delibes’ Le Roi l’a dit.  Also at Manhattan School of Music, he has led the Graduate Opera Scene Program and conducted historically informed performances of Cavalli’s La Calisto and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the MSM Summer Voice Festival.

Maestro Parodi recently made his conducting debut at The Juilliard School with a production of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.  He made his Canadian debut conducting Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at The Banff Centre, Canada’s most prestigious summer festival; and his Argentinean operatic debut conducting Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia with ­Buenos Aires Lírica, the country’s second largest company.  He returns to BA Lírica next season to conduct Bellini’s I Capuleti ed i Montecchi.  In recent seasons in the United States, he has conducted repertoire as varied as Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), Don Giovanni (Mozart), Candide (Bernstein), Das Land des Lächelns(Lehár), Il Trittico (Puccini), Il trovatore (Verdi), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), and Alcina (Handel).

As Artistic Director of Opera Hispánica, the only company in the United Sates focused on the Hispanic vocal repertoire and lyric music from the Latino perspective, maestro Parodi performed with such artists as Eglise Gutiérrez and Metropolitan Opera star, Isabel Leonard; and conducted OH Festival’sproduction of Piazzola’s Maria de Buenos Aires at (le) poisson rouge, that the New York Times described as “excellent”. Last season he conducted Ramírez’ Misa Criolla, an event produced in collaboration with Phoenicia Festival of the Voice.

Maestro Parodi has been named Music Director of Opera in Williamsburg (Virginia), where he has conducted Il trovatore, L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale, and Lucia di Lammermoor. About OiW’s latest production of Così fan tutte, the Virginia Gazette praised: “Conductor Jorge Parodi brought to his role insight and control of the sort that has won him international acclaim.”

Mr. Parodi has been a faculty member at The Juilliard School for over a decade and is Vocal Coach of the premier Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division.  He has offered master classes at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Manhattan School of Music (as co-teacher with opera legend Martina Arroyo), and the Escuela Superior de Canto (Madrid).

This past summer he joined selected Japanese vocal arts profesionals to create the Tokyo International Vocal Arts Academy, with the goal of bringing international opera artists to lead workshops and performances of Japanese and East Asian singers and instrumentalists.  He spends his summers as a faculty member of Artescenica (Mexico) and of VOICExperience, a vocal workshop under the direction of Sherrill Milnes.  He was a long time faculty member of the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, one of the world’s foremost summer opera training programs.  With IVAI he taught at the Nagano Opera Master Class (Japan) and at the Inaugural Opera Master Class in conjunction with China National Opera (Beijing).

 A prizewinner at the Bienal de Arte of Buenos Aires, Mr. Parodi completed studies in Conducting and Piano Performance at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música of Buenos Aires. He holds a Masters degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan as a full-scholarship student of the eminent accompanist, Martin Katz.  He participated in the recording of the complete edition of the music for piano by Muzio Clementi with Denon Essentials and is featured in recordings for Albany Records and MSR Classics.

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August ’16: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Savannah Voice Festival

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Parodi makes his debut at the Savannah Vonce Festival conducting Roméo et Juliette, directed by renowned stage director Fabrizio Melano. Sunday, August 7, 4 pm; Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm.

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June ’16: Parodi returns to Buenos Aires Lírica for I Capuleti e i Montecchi

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Parodi returns to Buenos Aires Lírica after the success of Lucrezia Borgia, with another Bel Canto masterpiece: I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini. Teatro Avenida, June 3, 5, 9 and 11.

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March ’16: American premiere of Delibes’ Le Roi l’a dit

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Four performances of Delibes outstanding comedy, Le Roi l’a dit, praised for the wit of its music and the superb ensemble writing. Ades Performance Space, Manhattan School of Music. March 30, 31, April 1 and 2, 7:30 pm.

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November ’15: Parodi debuts at Juilliard with Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges

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Four performances of Ravel’s masterpiece will mark Maestro Parodi’s debut at the prestigious institution. Jeanne Slater directs. November 2, 4, 6 and 8, 2015

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April ’15: Mozart’s Così fan tutte in Virginia

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Maestro Parodi, appointed Music Director of Opera in Williamsburg, returns to Virginia to conduct Mozart’s last Da Ponte opera. April 15 and 17, 2015 at the Kimball Theater.

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April ’15: Lehár’s Das Land de Lächelns

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Known for its show stopping lied Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, this operetta gem will be presented at the stage of the MSM Ades Performance Space. April 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2015, 7:30 pm. Dona D. Vaughn directs.

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March ’15: Dido and Aeneas at Lincoln Center

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Purcell’s masterpiece in concert version with a cast and of Baroque specialists in a historically informed performance. March 15, 2015 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

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November ’14: Mozart Gala at Carnegie Hall

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Maestro Parodi conducts the New York Lyric Opera Gala performing scenes from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Le Nozze di Figaro accompanied by the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. November 15th, 2014, 8 pm. http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/11/15/0800/PM/New-York-Lyric-Opera-Theatre

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October ’14: Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera in Williamsburg

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Parodi returns to Williamsburg to lead an outstanding cast for Donizetti’s drama. With Haeran Hong as Lucia, Won Whi Choi as Edgardo and Branch Fields as Raimondo; Jay Lesenger directs.

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October ’14: Zarzuela at the Centro Español

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Jorge Parodi leads singers from Spain, Puerto Rico and Mexico, and the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra in a staged review of the genre’s greatest hits, including the Preludio from La Revoltosa and selections from La Tabernera del Puerto and el barberillo de  Lavapiés, among others.

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Repertoire

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Operas in full productions

 A game of chance  S. Barab  New York University
 El barberillo de Lavapies  F. Barbieri  Centro Español de Queens
 I Capuleti e i Montecchi  V. Bellini  Buenos Aires Lírica (upcoming)
 Candide  L. Bernstein  Project Opera of Manhattan
 Camilla  G. Bononcini  New York University
 The Beggar’s Opera  B. Britten  Manhattan School of Music
 The Rape of Lucretia  B. Britten  Project Opera of Manhattan
 Turn of the Screw  B. Britten  The Banff Centre; Castleton Festival
 La Calisto  F. Cavalli  MSM Summer Voice Festival
 La Doriclea  F. Cavalli  Manhattan School of Music
 The Ghosts of Versailles  J. Corigliano  Manhattan School of Music
 Le Roi l’a dit  L. Delibes  Manhattan School of Music
 Don Pasquale  G. Donizetti  Opera in Williamsburg
 L’elisir d’amore  G. Donizetti  Opera in Williamsburg
 Lucia di Lammermoor  G. Donizetti  Opera in Williamsburg
 Lucrezia Borgia  G. Donizetti  Buenos Aires Lírica
 A Distant Love  G. Fagin  Chelsea Opera
 El amor brujo  M. de Falla  Manhattan School of Music
 La vida breve  M. de Falla  Manhattan School fo Music
 Roméo et Juliette  C. Gounod  Savannah Voice Festival (upcoming)
 Alcina  G. F. Handel  Pocket Opera NY
 Apollo e Dafne  G. F. Handel  Pocket Opera NY
 Il Pastor Fido  G. F. Handel  Manhattan School of Music
 Das Land des Lächelns  F. Lehár  Manhattan School of Music
 Zanetto  P. Mascagni  Project Opera of Manhattan
 Amahl and the Night Visitors  G. Menotti  Zipoli Institute California
 L’Incoronazione di Poppea  C. Monteverdi  MSM Summer Voice Festival
 Luisa Fernanda  F. Moreno Torroba  Centro Español de Queens
 Bastien und Bastienne  W. A. Mozart  Zipoli Institute California
 Cosi fan Tutte  W. A. Mozart  Opera in Williamsburg
 Don Giovanni  W. A. Mozart  Hofstra University
 La vie parisienne  J. Offenbach  Hofstra University
 Orphée aus Enfers  J. Offenbach  Manhattan School of Music
 Nina  G. Paisiello  Manhattan School of Music
 María de Buenos Aires  A. Piazzolla  Opera Hispánica
 Suor Angelica  G. Puccini  Brooklyn College
 Dido and Aeneas  H. Purcell  New York Lyric Opera
 L’enfant et les sortiléges  M. Ravel  The Juilliard School
 La cenerentola  G. Rossini  Opera in Williamsburg
 Die Verschworenen  F. Schubert  Manhattan School of Music
 The Mother of Us All  V. Thompson  Manhattan School of Music
 Riders to the Sea  R. Vaugham Williams  New York University
 Il trovatore  G. Verdi  Opera in Williamsburg
 Rigoletto  G. Verdi  Opera Rousse (Bulgaria)
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Press

A fully convincing presentation of Purcell’s masterpiece, its quality a tribute to the high level of talent assembled and the executive capabilities of conductor Jorge Parodi Opera News: New York Lyric Opera presentation of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, March ’15
read full review
The twenty-six-piece orchestra was led with a nice sense of Viennese style by conductor Jorge Parodi Opera News: Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns, April ’15
read full review
Presided over by Maestro Jorge Parodi, who expertly lead the orchestra (...) they played the vivacious and crisp rhythms of the ensemble numbers (...) as if they had been doing so all their lives. zarzuela.net: Zarzuela: Passion, Art, Fire
read full review
Conductor Jorge Parodi stayed loose and flexible, attentive to both singers and orchestra. Opera News: Cavalli’s La Doriclea, March ’14
read full review
Parodi dirige con sabiduría y eficacia. Su concentración es admirable. Ambito Financiero: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, May 2013
read full review
The orchestra, led with assurance and control by Jorge Parodi Opera News: Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, March 2013
read full review
The excellent nine-member band, conducted by Jorge Parodi NY Times: Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, March 2013
read full review
Superbly performed. NY Times: Schubert’s Die Verschworenen, April 2012
read full review
Everything one could want. Opera News: Schubert’s Die Verschworenen, March 2012
read full review
The opera played beautifully. NY Times: Paisiello’s Nina, April 2011
read full review

Media

VIDEOS

Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) Prologo: Duetto
Buenos Aires Lírica (Argentina)

Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) Preludio; Finale Primo
Buenos Aires Lírica (Argentina)

María de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla) Alevare; Yo soy María
Opera Hispánica (New York)

The Turn of the Screw (Britten) Selections
The Banff Centre (Canada)

Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár) Selections
Manhattan School of Music (USA)

Orphée aux Enfers (Offenbach) Introduction; Entreacte
Manhattan School of Music (USA)

Volgograd Opera Gala – News Report starts at 11′ 27”
Ministry of Culture of the Volgograd Region (Russia)

Luisa Fernanda (Moreno Torroba) De este apacible rincón de Madrid
Centro Español (New York)

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