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Internationally acclaimed conductor Jorge Parodi is based in New York City and has worked extensively in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Recent credits include Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia and Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Buenos Aires Lirica in Argentina; Britten's The Turn of the Screw for the Castleton Festival in Virginia and The Banff Centre in Canada; Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires for Atlanta Opera and Opera Grand Rapids; and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortileges for The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center.
Reviewed as having "the most expressive conducting hands since Stokowski" by the New York Daily News, Argentinean born Jorge Parodi has worked with such companies as the Teatro Colon in Argentina, the Volgograd Opera in Russia, and the Encuentros Internacionales de Opera in Mexico, The Tokyo International Vocal Arts Academy in Japan, and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. He has collaborated with such artists as Isabel Leonard, Eglise Gutierrez, Tito Capobianco, Sherrill Milnes, Aprile Millo and Rufus Wainwright and has assisted conductors Lorin Maazel and Julius Rudel, among others.
As Artistic Director of Opera Hispanica, the only company in the United States focused on the Hispanic vocal repertoire, maestro Parodi performed Piazzola's Maria de Buenos Aires for Opera Hispanica, which The New York Times described as "excellent." In 2015, Maestro Parodi was named Music Director of Opera in Williamsburg (Virginia), where he has conducted Il trovatore, L'elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale, Cosi fan tutte, and Lucia di Lammermoor.
Maestro Parodi has been a faculty member at The Juilliard School for over a decade and is the Music Director of the Senior Opera Theatre at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has conducted its productions to critical acclaim. The New York Times praised his production of Schubert's Die Verschworenen as being "superbly performed." Maestro Parodi also conducted historically informed performances of Cavalli's La Calisto and Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea for the Manhattan Summer Voice Festival, and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center that Opera News praised as "a fully convincing presentation". Other New York credits include productions of The Beggar's Opera, La Doriclea, The Ghost of Versailles, La Vida Breve, El Amor Brujo, Le Roi l'a dit, Riders to the Sea, Camilla, Apollo e Dafne, Don Giovanni, and La vie parisienne.