Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, La Monnaie in Brussels and Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

This season, Jonathan Santagada is going to be assistant conductor in three very prestigious European opera houses, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid and La Monnaie in Brussels. In all three houses, he will be assisting internationally acclaimed Italian maestros: Nicola Luisotti, Maurizio Benini and Evelino Pidò. Jonathan has worked with Luisotti at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on Madama Butterfly and Il Trittico, as well as Pagliacci at “Teatro Regio” in Turin. With Benini, Santagada has worked on Rigoletto and Les vêpres siciliennes, both at the Royal Opera House and with Pidò on Il Turco in Italia at the Royal Opera House.

At Opéra National de Paris Jonathan will be assisting on La forza del destino, with a cast including Carlo Cigni, Anja Harteros, Željko Luči and Gabriele Viviani. The production will be directed by Jean-Claude Auvray.

At Teatro Real in Madrid Jonathan will be assisting on another Verdi opera: Il Trovatore, with a cast including Ludovic Tézier, Maria Agresta, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Francesco Meli. The production will be directed by Francisco Negrín.

Jonathan Santagada will be working for the first time at La Monnaie, Brussels, as assistant conductor for the rarely performed Robert le Diable by Meyerbeer, with a casting including Dmitry Korchak, Nicolas Courjal and Lisette Oropesa.

As well as his debut in these three new houses, Santagada will be returning to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for his fifth consecutive season for Così fan tutte, conducted by Maestro Stefano Montanari. Jan Philipp Gloger will be directing an international cast including Paolo Fanale, Gyula Orendt, Thomas Allen, Salome Jicia, Serena Malfi and Serena Gamberoni.

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Susanna Hurrell and Jonathan Santagada featured on Classic FM

Watch the gorgeous “O mio babbino caro” by Giacomo Puccini recorded at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. This aria was chosen by Classic FM as one of the most romantic pieces of classical music ever written.

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