Pierangelo Valtinoni

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Upcoming Victorian Opera performance

Victorian Opera will present the Australian Premiere of Il Mago di Oz (The Wizard of Oz) 27 & 30 August, at the Palais Theatre

Biography

Pierangelo Valtinoni studied Organ and organ composition, Choral music and choir conducting, Composition and Orchestra conducting

As an organist he has performed in Italy and abroad. 

As the conductor of the Paralleli Ensemble and the Icarus Ensemble he has given numerous concerts in Europe and Mexico.

His compositions are recorded for various labels, broadcast by Italian and foreign national broadcasters and published by various publishing houses including Boosey & Hawkes and Carus Verlag. In particular, the operas Pinocchio, The Snow Queen and The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, written with the librettist Paolo Madron, are among the most represented contemporary works in the world (Latin America, Austria, China, Korea, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States).

In 2006 he won the prize for best musical commentary at the “60th National Festival of Dramatic Art in Pesaro”.

In 2014 he received the ASAC Award for Choral Music.

In 2017 he was nominated “Accademico Olimpico” by the Accademia Olimpica of Vicenza.

In 2019 he was awarded the mention of “Cittadino Benemerito” by the Municipality of Montecchio Maggiore, his hometown.

Since 2020 he has been a member of the Artistic Commission of the Feniarco.

His activity as a composer of operas has been the subject of three different theses.

He holds lectures and seminars on analysis, orchestration and composition.

He teaches at the Conservatory of Vicenza.


A story about friendship and the feeling of security, about fears and overcoming them. And also about music, which makes everything easier, livelier ... Valtinoni masters the balancing act between pretense and entertainment, between opera and musical. His music is richly varied, rhythmical; at times it sounds a bit like Kurt Weill, and then again like Leonard Bernstein, and yet finds its own sound ... Beautiful melodies, suggestive children’s choruses, passages that makes you tap your toes: there’s plenty of that. And the fact that the wizard is the only one who doesn’t sing is a cute point. 

Susanne Kübler, Tagesanzeiger, 20.11.2016


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