Conductor

Sergio Alapont


Artistic Director, Opera Benicàssim Festival

Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Orquesta Manuel de Falla

Music Director, Festival Orizzonti


Outstanding young Spanish conductor Sergio Alapont is the winner of the City of Granada Orchestra Conducting Competition. Alapont has worked with the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Danish National Symphony and Royal Scottish National orchestras. He has conducted opera at Teatro Comunale di Treviso and di Ferrara, Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Palau de Les Arts Valencia, Quincena Musical Donostiarra San Sebastian, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scottish Opera, Den Norske Opera and Wexford Opera Festival.

Sergio Alapont returns to Italy to conduct the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

11 Jan 2017

Sergio Alapont returns to Italy to conduct the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto on 12 January. The concert, which will take place in the Auditorium Cesare Pollini, has a Spanish-themed programme,...

Sergio Alapont debuts with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra

08 Dec 2016

Sergio Alapont travels to Israel to make his debut with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. He will conduct two performances of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro on 18 and 19...

Sergio Alapont returns to the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini

01 Dec 2016

Sergio Alapont returns to the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Sicily, for two concerts on 2 and 3 December. The programme opens with three Spanish works by Albéniz and Manuel de...

Sergio Alapont returns to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León

14 Nov 2016

Sergio Alapont returns to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León to conduct 3 concerts as part of the orchestra's 25th Anniversary series. They will perform Brahms's Symphony No. 2 in D major...

Sergio Alapont conducts Il Barbiere di Siviglia

25 Oct 2016

2016 is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. To mark the occasion, Sergio Alapont conducts the Szeged Symphony Orchestra and Joan Font's Els...

Sergio Alapont returns to Italy

12 Oct 2016

Sergio Alapont returns to Italy, to conduct 3 performances of Bellini's Norma on 14, 16 and 18 October at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso. For further information, please click...

Sergio Alapont returns to the Orizzonti Festival

23 Jul 2016

Sergio Alapont returns to the Orizzonti Festival in Siena, of which he is Music Director, to conduct the Orchestra dell’Opera Italiana in two performances of La Traviata ...

Sergio Alapont conducts the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

10 Jul 2016

Sergio Alapont conducts the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in a programme of works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The concert takes place on 14 July at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence,...

Sergio Alapont debuts with Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá

17 May 2016

On 3 and 4 June, Sergio Alapont makes his début in Bogotá at the Auditorio León de Greiff, conducting two performances with Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá and renowned pianist Peter Donohoe. The...

Sergio Alapont wins GB OPERA magazine award for best conductor

18 Apr 2016

Many congratulations to Sergio Alapont, who has won the GB OPERA magazine award for best conductor, for his performances of Aida at the Teatro Comunale di Sassari. Nominations...

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“Sergio Alapont gave good account of himself with a lively interpretation, never over the top, which gave the whole a fruitful unity of atmosphere, getting by the Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini well calibrated tones that are deployed in a very wide range of sonorities... Clear gesture, precise indications in gestures and above all a definite idea of the sounds and deliberate interpretation; no one can say that at Alapont lack energy and personality to spare and which has not estrinsecate on this occasion... Fluidity of great effectiveness, then, that has resulted in a vibrant atmosphere created by an incisive wand and inventive.”

Aetnascuola.it - Dec 2016

“Alapont has given a vivid and precise reading: the relentless pace of the Andantes initial march, with the "cold" sound of horns and brass and sparkling lightness and sensuality "demonic" of the seducer in the Allegro molto of the second part... Alapont has given considerable impetus to the execution, emphasizing the character in a sense "Dionysian" of this symphony, thanks to the dense style of the strings and the vividness of colors. Audience excited and perfectly right.”

Domenico Del Nero - Totalità.it - Jul 2016

“The cohesion and precision which Sergio Alapont draws from every member of the orchestra is praiseworthy. Musical phrases are sculpted and details are subtle and nuanced.   ”

Emmanuel Dupuy, Diapason - Mar 2016

“ ...the energetic conducting of Sergio Alapont, with its attention to detail, captures the spirit and the enchanting harmonies of Mozart.   ”

Laurent Barthel, ConcertoNet.com - Apr 2016

“Loved the direction of Sergio Alapont, Spanish Maestro from Benicassim in Sassari that is already his home and where he was fortunately emerged with important debuts. Debut for Aida as well, but supported by a confident gesture, attention to the stage with ideal support voices, and with attention to both dynamics, never prevaricating and colors, particularly inspiring in the opening scene of the third act on the banks of the Nile and in the grave, in the dreamy and tragic end. Surging and held that the valiant Orchestra Ente Concerti was able to translate into sounds always precise and clean.”

Impiccione Viaggiatore - Nov 2015

“Attentive and focused direction of the young but already experienced Sergio Alapont, who led a hard and intense score reading with the excellent orchestra Concerti Ente Marialisa de Carolis.”

SassariNotizie - Nov 2015

“The performance of this Aida was headed by Sergio Alapont, already seen at work on the Ente Concerti De Carolis. His conducting has interpreted the" climate "of Aida, his musical setting - very rich in precious refinements stubbornly pursued Verdi - with considerable care and variety of attitudes, qualities essential for a work that always oscillates between the grandiose and the public dimension of the story of the intimate private life.”

La Nuova Sardegna - Nov 2015

“The show on Friday night at the Teatro Comunale of Capuccini also said that the voices were right, as was convincing the direction of The Orchestra Concerts by Sergio Alapont, a veteran now for Sassari, also great ballet of the second act. Just short of saying that it was a success? The yes is granted and also a duty.”

Sardegna Dies - Nov 2015

“The musical preparation and execution could not have been bettered with Sergio Alapont leading an assured, propulsive, ebullient reading that cascaded off the page and tickled the ear with richly detailed, incisive comic force. Maestro Alapont's consummate skill was that he could turn on a dime and establish sudden new tempi 'en masse' with the balancing skill of an air traffic controller. Also, he was highly adept at partnering his soloists whether in limpid moments of respite from the general madness, in rapid flights of coloratura, or in (sometimes over-extended) cadenzas that never lost forward direction. There are patter sections in the piece that rival the very best Rossini, and Alapont led them with exacting control. The overall shape of the opus was a satisfying build of tension and humor from beginning to end, making Don Bucefalo one of the best musical comedy evenings I have spent in Wexford. Oh hell, make that 'in the world.'  ”

James Sohre, Music and Vision - Nov 2014

“Alapont conducted from memory and with total control.”

Fernando Herrero, El Note de Castilla - Nov 2014

“Spanish conductor Sergio Alapont was impressively collected and commanding in the pit. Conducting the Wexford Festival Opera with brio and clarity, Alapont managed the breakneck tempi with unruffled éclat, and made the busy score dance nimbly. ‘Totally bonkers yet immensely entertaining’ best sums up both the opera and Newbury’s production.”

Opera Today, Claire Seymour - Nov 2014

“At the head of a brilliant Wexford Festival Orchestra, the Spanish conductor Sergio Alapont brings out the elegance and the freshness of Cagnoni's writing.   ”

Emmanuel Andrieu - Opera Online (France) - Nov 2014

“The Wexford Opera Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Sergio Alapont totally captured the light-hearted style of Cagnoni. At the end, not only was there a wildly jubilant reception for the orchestra, but also a standing ovation for a production and staging that had the audience literally leaping from their seats.  ”

Thomas Molke - Online Musik Magazin (Germany) - Nov 2014

“The musical director was Sergio Alapont, who directed Il Capello di Paglia di Firenze at Wexford last year. His very lively conducting perfectly captured all the buffoonery of the opera.   ”

José M. Irurzun - Opera World - Nov 2014

“Under conductor Sergio Alapont the principals - Filippo Fontana (Don Bucefalo), Marie-Ève Munger (Rosa), Matthew Newlin (Belprato) and Jennifer Davis (Agata) - take to their tasks with brio and glee, with Munger providing the evening’s show-stopping vocal acrobatics.  ”

Michael Dervan - The Irish Times - Oct 2014

“Offenbachian in spirit, Donizettian in style, it’s a deliciously orchestrated score, packed full of patter songs, puns, coloratura pyrotechnics and melting serenades, with one sequence that Bucefalo “composes” as he sings and another where he directs. Who knew diegesis was so big in the 1840s? Exquisitely played by the orchestra under Sergio Alapont. ”

Anna Picard - The Times - Oct 2014

“This is an effervescent score, yet it takes a conductor such as Sergio Alapont to unlock all its potential. The Spaniard has a natural understanding of this repertoire, with the deft technique needed for those passages of breakneck speed and an instinct for the music's inherent delicacy. Alapont draws playing of brilliant lightness and virtuosity.”

John Allison - The Telegraph - Oct 2014

“Sergio Alapont, kept the music on a tight rein”

Andrew Clark - The Financial Times

“Sergio Alapont's pacy conducting allows the score to dance over the footlights”

George Hall - The Guardian

“In the pit, Sergio Alapont whizzes the orchestra efficiently through the notes”

Rupert Christiansen - The Telegraph

“Sergio Alapont drives the pastiche with panache, with balance between stage and pit gelling perfectly”

Irish Independent

“Sergio Alapont oversaw the electrifyingly played, tongue-in-cheek score, full of intelligent and witty borrowings.”

Roderic Dunnett - theartsdesk.com

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Sergio Alapont is Artistic Director of the Opera Benicàssim Festival and founder, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Orquesta Manuel de Falla in Spain.

Winner of the City of Granada Orchestra Conducting Competition, Alapont has worked extensively as guest conductor with the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra (ORTVE), Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Bach Collegium-Stuttgart, Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Vienna Musikverein.

Sergio Alapont has appeared at such opera houses as Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro di San Carlo of Naples, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scottish Opera, Den Norske Opera in Oslo and Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon. He has also conducted at many festivals, including the Quincena Musical Donostiarra of San Sebastian, Wexford Opera Festival, Marbella Opera Festival and Carinthischer Sommer Festival in Austria. Alapont has collaborated with such distinguished artists as Celso Albelo, Isabel Rey, Lorenzo Regazzo, Bruno Praticò, Detlef Roth, Ofelia Sala, Juan Jesús Rodríguez, Antonio Gandía, Roberto De Candia, Carlos Chausson, Jorge de León, Tomas Mohr, Plácido Domingo, Teresa Berganza, María José Montiel, Erika Miklosa, Laura Giordano and Juan Pons.

His recent and future symphonic engagements include debuts with the Real Filharmonia of Galicia and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, and returns to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Manuel de Falla at the Palau de la Música de Valencia, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Orquestra Simfònica de Balears. Among his recent and future opera engagements are La Cenerentola and Norma at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Pamplona, Le Nozze di Figaro in Haifa, Don Giovanni at the Tenerife Opera Festival, Poliuto at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon, Gianni Schicci, La Traviata, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Festival Orizzonti, Don Bucefalo at the Wexford Opera Festival, Attila at the Teatro Massimo de Catania, Don Pasquale at the Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Idomeneo at the Opéra du Rhin.

Sergio Alapont has recorded for EGT, VERSO and UNIVERSAL record labels, as well as Spanish National Radio and Television and RAI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2017