Rinaldo Alessandrini is considered one of the leading experts in interpreting baroque works, however for several years he dedicated himself to the  symphonic repertoire of the 18th and 19th century as well. Moreover, he is the founder and artistic director of the baroque ensemble, Concerto Italiano, which has been awarded with three Gramophone Awards.
Guesting at leading orchestras and festivals in Europe, the USA, Canada, and Japan, he has been working with orchestras e.g. in Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington, as well as with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, and the chamber orchestras in Basel und Geneva.
Recent opera highlights include L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Scala in Milan, Don Giovanni at the Royal Opéra de Wallonie and the Bergen Nasjonale Opera, Orlando at the Welsh National Opera  and the Semper Opera Dresden, Nozze di Figaro and Orfeo ed Euridice at the Norske Opera in Oslo, Così fan tutte at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, as well as concerts with the Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Deutsche Symphonieorchester, the Filarmonica Toscanini,and with the RIAS Kammerchor, where Alessandrini was Conductor in Residence in the season of 2015/16. Highlights with his early music ensemble, Concerto Italiano, in the season 2016/17 include concerts in Milan, Rome, Toulouse, Lisbon, Hamburg, a China tour, as well as the concertante performance of Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppea at Carnegie Hall New York in February as closing concert and highlight of the "Serenissima" Festival.
Engagements in 2017/18 include another Japan tour with Concerto Italiano as well as concerts at the Purtimiro Festival in Lugo, in Frankfurt am Main with the hr-Sinfonieorchester, at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, in Grafenegg with the Tonkünstler-Orchester and the Arnold Schönberg Choir, a tour with the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akadamie für Alte Musik, as well as Purcell's Fairy Queen in concert.

Rinaldo Alessandrinis extensive discography includes mainly Italian and German repertoire. Numerous CD productions were awarded, e.g. with the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d’Or, and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Recently, recordings with Concerto Italiano with works of Monteverdi, Rossini, Vivaldi, as well as Bach’s Brandenburgische Konzerte were published. In 2018, Rinaldo Alessandrini will record a CD together with the star mandolinist, Julien Martineau and Concerto Italiano.
In addition to his activities as a conductor, Rinaldo Alessandrini also performs as an organist, cembalist, and pianist. He is a member of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and was appointed chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003. Furthermore, he is the artistic director of the Purtimiro Festival in Lugo, Italy.


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Repertoire Opera

Galuppi L’inimico delle donne
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice
Händel Alcina
  Giulio Cesare
  Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Hasse Artaserse
Jommelli L’isola disabitata
Monteverdi Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
  L’incoronazione di Poppea
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  Don Giovanni
  La clemenza di Tito
  La finta semplice
  Le nozze di Figaro
Paisiello Il barbiere di Siviglia
Pergolesi La Serva Padrona
Purcell Fairy Queen
Rossini La Cenerentola
Scarlatti La Vergine dei Dolori
Vinci Catone in Utica
Vivaldi Armida

Repertoire Oratorio

Bach, J. S Cantatas
  Christmas Oratorio
Melani Il sacrificio di Abramo
Rossini Petite Messe solennelle
Scarlatti Il primo omicidio
  La Giuditta
  La Vergine dei dolori
  S. Filippo Neri
Vivaldi Juditha Triumphans
  Vespri solenni per la festa
dell’Assunzione della Vergine

Repertoire Symphonic/Concert

Bach, C. P. E. Konzert für Klavier und Streicher d-Moll Wq 23
  Sinfonie C-Dur Wq 182/3
  Sinfonie h-Moll Wq 182/5
Bach, J. C. F. Sinfonie C-Dur HW 1/6
Bach, J. S. Brandenburg concertos
Beethoven Symphony no 1 in C major
Gluck Various arias and recitatives from "Iphigénie in Tauride"
Haydn Symphonies
Mendelssohn Ouvertures
  Sacred Works
Mozart Concert arias
  Ouverture "Mitridate"
Rigel Symphony no 4 in C major
Schubert Symphonies


Purtimiro Festival 2017
As musical director of the Festival Purtimiro, Rinaldo Alessandrini will be at the conductor’s stand of the Teatro Rossini di Lugo at numerous concerts between September 29th and October 15th. This year will be particularly devoted to the works of J.S. Bach.
The opening on September 29th is going to be carried out by Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano. Under the motto “Variations on Variations” they will be playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a transcription for strings and harpsichord.
Highlights of the festival are the interludes Serpilla e Bacocco and Fidalba e Artabano, which will be performed on October 07th and 15th under the baton of Mr. Alessandrini.
Another interesting concert project titled Crossdressing Bach takes place on October 13th. Rinaldo Alessandrini on harpsichord and Enrico Gatti on violin will be swapping works by Bach, so that the pieces originally written for the one instrument will now be played by the other.

Further information about the festival can be found under following link: 


Notte - Storie di amanti e guerrieri / Laeiszhalle Hamburg / 26.04.17 /

"Alessandrinis ganz einzigartigem Gespür" 

Notte - Storie di amanti e guerrieri / Laeiszhalle Hamburg / 25.04.17 /

"fast sichtbare Spannung mit ungeheurer Sogkraft" 

L'Orfeo / Adelaide Festival / 07.03.17 /

"a masterful recital" 

L'incoronazione di Poppea / Carnegie Hall NYC / 21.02.17 /

 "What's Really Old is New Again"
"-an immaculate performance"

L'incoronazione di Poppea / Carnegie Hall NYC / 21.02.17 /

"an authentic 17th-century experience" 
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