Marco Gandini, born in 1966, has been Associate Director of Franco Zeffirelli and Graham Vick.
He has worked in the major Italian opera houses (including Teatro alla Scala, Rome Opera, San Carlo Theatre in Naples) and internationally at the Met in New York, Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Washington and Los Angeles Opera, NNT in Tokyo, The Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Liceu, Marinsky Theatre in San Petersburg.
Among the highlights of his career are Cavalleria Rusticana and La Vida Breve by De Falla in Livorno, for the opening of Teatro Goldoni, attended by President of Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, La Traviata in Genova, Un Ballo in Maschera at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Betulia Liberata premiere staged version, conducted by Riccardo Muti at Pfingstfestspiele in Salzburg and at Ravenna Festival, Bohème at Rome Opera with conductor James Conlon, Simon Boccanegra at Korean National Opera in Seoul conducted by Myung-whun Chung, Viaggio a Reims new production for the opera season inauguration at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino conducted by Rustioni, Bohème conducted by Myung-whun Chung in a new production as celebration for 50th anniversary of Korean National Opera in Seoul, then taken on tour at NCPA in Beijing, Trovatore at Novaya Theatre in Moscow conducted by Jan Latham Koenig, Il Farnace by Vivaldi in a premiere representation in contemporary epoch at Festival del Maggio in Florence conducted by Sardelli. Aida at Teatro Mucipal in Sao Paolo conducted by Neschling for inauguration, Sonnambula conducted by Dante Mazzola at Teatro del Giglio in Tokyo, Medea in Tallin new libretto for original ballet, Evgenij Onegin conducted by Delacote and Tosca conducted by Caetani at Teatro Municipal in Sao Paolo, revival of Bohème at Teatro alla Scala in a special cooperation with El Sistema orchestra and Chorus conducted by Dudamel, Nozze di Figaro in Tokyo and Shanghai conducted by Tang in an exclusive project of coproduction between Japan and China never achieved before, La Voix Humaine and new ballet creation of La Strada conducted by Carlo Ponti at the National Opera in Tbilisi, nationally live broadcasted patronized by Italian Ambassador, Georgian Ministery of Culture and Sofia Loren, Così fan tutte conducted by Shuya at Teatro del Giglio, Nozze di Figaro in Tallinn conducted by Risto Joost.
Marco Gandini is senior professor at Showa University of Music in Tokyo Japan, principal teacher at Teatro alla Scala Academy for Singers in Milan Italy, and holds master classes for Opera Studio at Ticino Musica in Lugano Switzerland.