Aprea renews contract at Palm Beach Opera through 2014

By David Fleshler

Bruno Aprea

Bruno Aprea, the highly regarded artistic director of the Palm Beach Opera, has renewed his contract through the 2013-14 season.

“Maestro Aprea has been one of the driving forces of elevating the artistic and production standards at the Palm Beach Opera, and has become the audience favorite greeted by rousing applause every time he enters the pit,” the company’s general director, Daniel Biaggi, said in a news release. “We’re excited to continue this partnership into our coming 50th Anniversary and beyond.”

Born in Naples and raised in Rome, Aprea started out as a pianist, attending Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and making tours as a soloist of several European countries. He soon switched to conducting, and at the Tanglewood Festival won the Koussevitsky Prize, awarded by a panel that included Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. He is active in teaching, giving master classes and holding the conducting chair at his old conservatory in Rome.

Next season, he will conduct two of the company’s three productions, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. pbopera.org


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