Jader Bignamini is the conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.
His career started in 1998, as a clarinettist with La Verdi, working under Riccardo Chailly. He made his début as a conductor in Milan in 2011, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 5.
After his initial successes and his duties as Chailly's assistant, he was invited to numerous cities and opera houses around Italy, including Venice's Teatro La Fenice, Bologna's Teatro Comunale, Rome's Teatro dell’Opera and Milan's La Scala. In 2013, he was invited to be director of music at Parma's Verdi Festival for the next three years.
He soon had invitations coming from every corner of the world, taking him to such cities as São Paulo, Tokyo, Moscow, Frankfurt and Budapest. In 2016, he accompanied soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov on their Asian tour, which took them to South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan; in 2017, supplemented by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Joseph Calleja, they performed concerts in Canada and California.
This season, he is making his debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Wiener Staatsoper, as well as with the San Diego Symphony and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the near future, he will be embarking on another tour with Netrebko and Eyvazov, this time to South America, and also performing with them in Salzburg, Germany and the United States.
His opera repertoire consists of La bohème, L'elisir d'amore, Tosca, La forza del destino, Cavalleria rusticana, Aida, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Turandot, Il trovatore, I puritani, Simon Boccanegra and Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio.