Marco Guidarini studied conducting with Mario Gusulla and Franco
Ferrara and became assistant to John-Elliot Gardiner at the Opéra
de Lyon making his operatic debut there conducting Falstaff. Since
then he has conducted at many opera houses including New York
(Metropolitan), Los Angeles, Bologna, Naples, Barcelona, Berlin
(Deutsche Oper), Munich, Leipzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen and
Between 2001 and 2009 he was Music Director of the Orchestre
Philharmonique and Opéra de Nice. Productions there have
included operas by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini together with
Wozzeck, Salome and Pelleas et Melisande. He led the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Nice on a tour of Japan, their first outside
France and founded a contemporary music ensemble "Apostrophe"
from within the orchestra.
His recordings have included Puccini's Le villi (Grand Prix du
Disque), Simon Boccanegra scenes from Paer's Sofonisba,
Idomeneo, Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac, Verdi's Macbeth and Le
Trouvère, Mascagni's Roma and works by Charpentier, Field, Lalo,
Massenet Poulenc and Saint-Saens.