Sergio Alapont, conductor

Biography

Born in Spain, Sergio Alapont is noted for his passionate and inspirational conducting and is as experienced on the symphonic stage as in the opera pit. A former winner of the Granada Conducting Competition, in 2016 he was named Best Conductor at the annual awards of the web magazine GBOPERA. His repertoire ranges from early music to modern, with a particular feeling for the Italian opera repertoire.

Sergio has guest conducted orchestras around the world including the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, RAI National Symphony Orchestra Turin, Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Ulster Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has worked extensively in early music and has been engaged as a conductor by the Bach Collegium Stuttgart.

In the opera house, Sergio has conducted productions for the Arena di Verona, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Opera du Rhin Strasbourg, Opera Lombardia, Opera de Oviedo, Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi, Las Palmas Opera, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Teatro Calderón Valladolid, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Opera de Oviedo, Wexford Festival Opera, Irish National Opera, The Norwegian Opera and Minnesota Opera. As a staff conductor he has worked at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Glyndebourne Festival and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Sergio has collaborated with singers including Erwin Schrott, Gregory Kunde and Plácido Domingo and has recorded for RAI, RTÉ, Euroradio and the Signum and Universal labels.

Sergio studied conducting in New York with Marco Armiliato, in Pescaara with Donato Renzetti, in Stockholm with Jorma Panula, in Stuttgart with Helmuth Rilling and in Japan with Masaaki Suzuki and received further tuition from the illustrious conductors Semyon Bychkov and Antonio Pappano.

Calendar
Repertoire

Orchestral Repertoire

Isaac Albeniz
Suite Española “Asturias, Cádiz, Castilla” (orch. Frübeck de Burgos)
Canciones Italianas

Isaac Albéniz – Orq. Guinovart
Asturias
Cádiz
Castilla

George Antheil
Ballet Mécanique

Johann Sebastian Bach
“Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid” BWV 3
“Alles nur nach Gottes Willen” BWV 72
“Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir” BWV 73
“Was mein Got will, das g’scheh allzeit” BWV 111

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings Op. 11

Bela Bartok
Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 Concerto for Orchestra

Juan Bautista
Sinfonía Breve

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra Op. 40, Op. 50
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major Op. 61
Concerto for piano and Orchestra No. 4
Comcerto for piano and Orchestra No. 5 “Emperor”
“Egmont” Overture Op. 55
“Coriolanus” Overture Op. 62
Symphony No.1 in C Major Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 36
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (Eroica) Op. 55
Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major Op. 60
Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 in F Major Op. 68
Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92
Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93
Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125

Vincenzo Bellini
Norma - sinfonia

Giovan Battista Belpaso
Fantasia sull'opera I Masnadieri di Giuseppe Verdi per oboe e orchestra

Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overtrure Op. 9
Symphonie Fantastique

Leonard Bernstein
Candide - overture
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Divertimento

Georges Bizet
Carmen “Prelude” to Act I and “Prelude” to Act III
Symphony No. 1 in C major

William Bolcom
Cabaret Songs

Alexander Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia Polovtsian Dances

Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77
Hungarian Dances
Serenade No. 2
Variations on a theme by Haydn Op. 56A
Symphony No. 1 in F Major Op. 68
Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 73
Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98

Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony
War Requiem

Leo Brouwer
Concierto de Benicàssim para guitarra y orquesta

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

Emilio Calandín
Resonancias

Ruperto Chapí
La Revoltosa “Prelude” El Tambor de Granaderos “Prelude”

Aaron Copland
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Fanfarre for the Common Man
Salon Mexico

Juan Cruz-Guevara
Teponatzli

Franz Danzi
Concertino for Clarinet and Basson Op. 47 in B Major

Manuel de Falla
7 Canciones populares españolas (Halffter version, and Berio version)
El amor brujo (all versions)
El sombrero de tres picos (complete ballet and suites)

Claude Debussy
Iberia
La Mer

Antonin Dvorak
Serenade for strings in E Op. 22
Slavonic Dances Op. 46 & Op. 72
Polonaise (Rusalka)
Symphony No. 7, Op. 70
Symphony No. 8, Op. 88
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, "From the New World"

Georges Enesco
Rhapsodie Roumaine

Gabriel Fauré
Pelleas et Melisande

César Frank
Symphony in D Minor Op. 48

Antón García Abril
Concierto Mudéjar para guitarra y orquesta

George Gershwin
Cuban Overture
An American in Paris

Jerónimo Giménez
La Boda de Luis Alonso “Interlude”

Mauro Giuliani
Concerto Op. 30 for guitar and orchestra

Mikhail Glinka
Capriccio brillant

Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite for Strings Op. 40 Peer Gynt
Concert for Piano and Orchestra

Paolo Gorini
Zenobia

George Frideric Handel
Rinaldo - ouverture Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Music for the Royal Fireworks

Franz Joseph Haydn
Concert No. 2 in D major for cello and orchestra
Symphonies No. 83, 88, 97, 101, 102, 103, 104
The Last Seven Words of Christ on the Cross
Ouverture in Italian style

Paul Hindemith
Kammermusik No. 3
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
Marienleben (six lieder)

Gustav Holst
St. Paul Suite, for strings Op. 29/2

Engelbert Humperdink
Hansel and Gretel - ouverture-

Aram Kachaturian
Suite Gayaneh

Francisco Llácer Plá
Ricercare concertante for two pianos and orchestra

Nikolai Rimski-Kórsakov
Capriccio espagnol

Giussepe Martucci
Notturno Op. 70

Pietro Mascagni
Cavalleria Rusticana “Intermezzo sinfonico”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No. 12 KV 388
Ave Verum Corpus
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Concert in C Major for Flute and Harp KV 299
Concert for Horn and Orchestra No. 4, KV 495
Concert No. 9 for Piano and Orchestra KV 271
Concert No. 21 for Piano and Orchestra KV 467
Concert No. 25 for Piano and Orchestra KV 503
“Idomeneo” - overture
“Le Nozze di Figaro” – overture
“Don Giovanni” - overture
“Cosí fan tutte” - overture
“Die Zaberflote” - overture
Symphyony No. 29 in A Major KIV 201
Symphony No. 36 in C Major “Linz” KV 425
Symphony No 38 in D "Prague" KV 504
Symphony No. 39 KV 543
Symphony No. 40 KV 550
Symphony No.41 KV 551 "Jupiter"

Gustav Mahler
Blumine
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Symphony No. 1 “The Titan”
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 9
The Song of the Earth

Arturo Márquez
Danzón No. 2

Felix Mendelssohn
Concerto for violin and strings in D minor
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor Op. 64
“The Hebrides” Overture Op. 26
Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 11
Symphony no 3 “Scottish”
Symphony no 4 “Italian”

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
A Night on the Bare Mountain

Carl Nielsen
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 33

Fernando Obradors – Orq. Guinovart
Canciones Clásicas Españolas

Jacques Offenbach
Grand Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in G Major

Manuel Palau
Homenaje a Debussy

Lorenzo Palomo
Andalusian Nocturnes

Manuel M. Ponce
Concierto del Sur

Francis Poulenc
Le bal masqué
Sinfonietta

Sergei Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf Op.67
Concert for Violin and Orchestra No. 2
Symphony No. 2

Giaccomo Puccini
Intermezzo Manon Lescaut
Crisantemi

Serguei Rachmaninov
Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3
Symphony No. 2

Maurice Ravel
Rapsodie Espagnole
Ma Mère l'Oye
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Bolero
Daphnis Et Cloé -Suite No. 2-

Ottorino Respighi
Pini di Roma

Silvestre Revueltas
Sensemayá

Joaquín Rodrigo
Fantasía para un Gentilhombre (original guitar version, and flute version)
Soleriana
Tres Viejos Aires de Danza
Concierto de Aranjuez
Per la flor del lliri blau (tone poem)
Tríptic de Mossèn Cinto

Miguel Roig-Francolí
Three Astral Poems – World premiere

Gioachinno Rossini
Il signor Bruschino - sinfonia
Il barbiere di Siviglia - sinfonia
La gazza ladra - sinfonia
La cenerentola – sinfonia
La scala di seta - sinfonia
Guillaume Tell - ouverture

John Rutter
Magnificat

Camille Saint-Säens
Bacchanale from Samson et Dailla

Pablo Sarasate
Romance andalouse
Carmen Fantaisie for violin and orchestra

Fazil Say
Concert for piano and orchestra, Op. 11 “Silence of Anatolia”
Symphony No. 3 “Universe”

Arnold Schönberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1
Brett Lieder

Dmitri Schostakovich
Concert for violin and orchestra No. 2
Festive Overture
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No.7 “Leningrad”
Symphony No. 12

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 4 in C minor D 417 “Tragic”
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major D 485
Symphony No. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished”
Symphony No. 9 in C Major D.944 "Great"

Robert Schumann
Concert for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 54
Symphony No 2 Op. 61
Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op.97 “Rhenish”
Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120

Alexander Scriabin
The Poem of Ecstasy

Biedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride
Die Moldau

Giovanni Sollima
The Black Owl

Johann Strauss I
Radetzky Marsch Op. 228

Johann Strauss II
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Op. 214
Die Fledermaus Overture Op. 362
Emperor Waltz Op. 437
An Der Schonen Blauen Donau Walzer Op. 314
Künstler Quadrille op. 201
Eljen a Magyar!

Richard Strauss
Tod und Verklärung
Till Eulenspiegel
Don Juan
Eine Alpensinfonie

Igor Stravinsky
Octet
Dumbarton Oaks
The Soldier ‘s Tale
Pullcinella - original version and suite
The Firebird –Suite 1919-
Le Chant du Rossignol

Franz von Suppé
Light Cavalry Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Marche Slave Op. 31
Serenade in C Major Op. 48 for String Orchestra
Nutcracker Suite
Polonaise (Onegin)
Romeo and Juliet –Fantasy Overture—
Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1
Suite No. 3
1812 Ouverture
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op.36
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Op.64
Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op.74 "Pathétique"

Joaquín Turina
Danzas Fantásticas
Sinfonía Sevillana

Edgar Varese
Octandre

Giuseppe Verdi
Giovanna d'Arco “Overture”
La Traviata “Prelude to Act 1”
La forza del destino “Overture”
I Vespri Siciliani “Overture”
Nabucco “Overture”

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Concert for guitar and orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in D Major for flute and orchestra “Il Cardelino”
Concerto in C Major for two flutes
Concerto “per l’orchestra di Dresda” in G minor RV577
Four Seasons
Sinfonia del “Santo Sepolcro”
L'Olimpiade - ouverture

Richard Wagner
Rienzi - Overture
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture
Tannhäuser – Overture
Entry of the guests (Tannhauser)
Prelude Act I Lohengrin

Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz Overture

Anton von Webern
Langsamer Satz
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Operatic Repertoire

Bellini, Vincenzo
Norma

Bizet, Georges
Carmen

Britten, Benjamín
Curlew River

Cagnoni, Antonio
Don Bucefalo

Di Rossi, Camilla
Il sacrificio di Abramo

Donizetti, Gaetano
L’Elisir d’Amore
La Fille du Régiment
Lucia di Lammermoor
Poliuto
Don Pasquale

Gounod, Charles
Roméo et Juliette

Lehar, Franz
Die Lustige Witwe - The Merry Widow

Martin i Soler, Vicente
Una cosa rara

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Bastien und Bastienne
Il Re Pastore
Idomeneo
Le nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni
Cosí fan tutte

Puccini, Giacomo
La Bohème
Madama Butterfly
Tosca
La Rondine
Gianni Schicchi
Turandot

Maurice Ravel
L'heure espagnole

Rossini, Gioachino
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
La Cenerentola

Rota, Nino
Il cappello di paglia di Firenze

Verdi, Giuseppe
Attila
La Traviata
Rigoletto
La forza del destino
Aida
Otello

Wagner, Richard
Tannhauser (excerpts)

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno
Sly

Review
La Bohème
The Arts Review
Sun, 2021-03-14
"Conducting with the rigour and delicacy of a master at a Zen tea ceremony, Sergio Alapont marshals INO's Orchestra with aplomb, with each giving an invested and exquisite performance. If the conversational, call and response structure of Puccini's singing favours duet and ensemble, (with INO making surprisingly effective use of off stage singing) it draws greater attention to those individual moments when singers get to shine. Tilt the balance fractionally and solos can stick out like a sentimental sore thumb. Yet get it right, and they resemble jewels resting on musical velvet. From soloists to ensemble, to the chorus placed strategically throughout the COVID conscious auditorium, INO get it right with uncanny consistency."
Social distancing is no bar to an excellent La bohème from Irish National Opera
Robert Beattie - SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
Fri, 2021-03-19
Sergio Alapont kept a tight grip on the orchestra and chorus and accompanied the singers beautifully. He maintained an excellent balance of sound between the singers and the orchestra which was impressive given that the players were on the main stage. Some of instrumental entries were very good indeed including a few from the leader. Alapont brought a lightness and transparency to the comic scenes and a romantic richness of texture to the great love scenes.
Puccini's La bohème from Irish National Opera on Signum
classicalexplorer
Sun, 2022-04-03
“Sergio Alapont's tempo is perfect, bright, breezy…This recording has one of the finest third acts I have heard, brilliantly sculpted by Alapont to include moments of held-breath emotion…” “The recording is spectacular. Not in a glitzy, bright, digital way, more in its sonic honesty. We hear everything, and in beautiful perspective: try the offstage chorus and its approach in act II (in this performance Alapont ensures we hear this as one of the more modernist moments of the opera with an almost Ivesian layering of on-stage and off-stage elements. Part of this mastery of Puccini's techniques is an awareness of gesture from Alapont: the sudden two-chord opening of the third act a case in point, and the way the excellent Orchestra of Irish National Opera conjures up the frozen atmosphere is testament to his conducting. Alapont, too, has a feeling for the perfect tempo, and it is precsiely this that allows his third act to be so successful, Melodies stretch beautifully but the underlying pulse remains intact.” “Orchestral textures are clear, and often, when appropriate, luminous. But how Alapont sculpts the change of mood in the final act (the passage between "Gavotta" and Schaunard's Coat Aria)…”
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