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OPV Orchestra of Padua and Veneto
The Orchestra of Padua and Veneto was formed in October 1966, and is the only Concert-Orchestral Institution (ICO) active in the Region. Managed by the Orchestra Foundation of Padua and Veneto.


The 56th OPV concert season, signed by the musical and artistic director Marco Angius, is called Natura Sonorum and takes place from 8 January to 9 June 2022. It includes ten musical events including masterpieces and the most sought-after programs.

L'Orchestra of Padua and Veneto (OPV)  in over fifty years of activity it has established itself as one of the main Italian orchestras in the most prestigious concert venues in Italy and abroad.

The artistic and musical direction of the Orchestra has been entrusted to Claudio Scimone (from the foundation to 1983), to Peter Maag (principal conductor, 1983-2001), Bruno Giuranna, Guido Turchi, Mario Brunello (musical director, 2002-2003), Filippo Juvarra. In September 2015 Marco Angius he took on the role of musical and artistic director.

In its long artistic life the Orchestra includes collaborations with the most famous names in international concertism, including S. Accardo, P. Anderszewski, M. Argerich, V. Ashkenazy, R. Buchbinder, R. Chailly, R. Goebel , P. Herreweghe, C. Hogwood, L. Kavakos, T. Koopman, A. Lonquich, R. Lupu, Sir N. Marriner, M. Maisky, V. Mullova, AS Mutter, M. Perahia, I. Perlman, S Richter, M. Rostropovich, K. Zimerman.

The OPV is the only one Concert-Orchestral Institution (ICO) active in the Veneto region and realizes about 120 concerts a year, with its own season in Padua, concerts in the region, in Italy for the major concert companies and festivals.

In recent seasons she has also distinguished herself in the operatic repertoire, enjoying unanimous appreciation in various productions of Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan tutti by Mozart, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il turco in Italia and Il Signor Bruschino by Rossini, L ' elixir d'amore, Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor and Lucrezia Borgia by Donizetti, Rigoletto by Verdi, La voix humaine by Poulenc and The telephone by Menotti.

Since 1987, the OPV has undertaken a vast recording activity, making over sixty recordings for the most important labels.

Among the most recent publications Other and new faces (1 and 2) dedicated to Salvatore Sciarrino (Decca Italy), Abysscon music by Donatoni, An Mathilde with music by Dallapiccola and Togni e Bach / Scherchen's Art of Fugue (Stradivarius), all directed by Marco Angius, and Vivaldi Seasons and Mid-Seasons with S. Tchakerian and P. Tonolo (Decca).


(Photo OPV and Marco Angius)

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