Lorenzo Coladonato, the first prize winner of the fifth "Blue Danube

International Opera Competition - 2013", was born in Italy, graduated from

the "Conservatorio G. Verdi" Milan, where he studied piano, composition and

conducting. He has participated in master classes with conductors like Aldo

Ceccato, Bernard Haitink, Helmuth Rilling and Yuri Simonov...



From 2001 to 2010 he worked at the Zurich Opera House where in 2008 made an impressive debut as conductor with R. Schumann’s "Genoveva". There he also had the chance to work with several world renowned personalities; in particular, the artistic figure and charisma of Nello Santi and Nikolaus Harnoncourt have been very important to his artistic development.


With more than 200 performed concerts and a repertoire of nearly 70 operas (from the baroque era to 20th century) he is a skilled and experienced musician, who feels at home in both symphonic and operatic stage.


Lorenzo Coladonato has conducted singers like Vesselina Kasarova, Celso Albelo, Giuseppe Giacomini, Vittorio Grigolo, Salvatore Licitra, Leo Nucci and Ruggero Raimondi, in Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and China.


In the summer of 2018, at Gut Immling Festival (Germany), Maestro

Coladonato enjoyed great success and was highly praised by the critics

conducting Don Carlo and La Bohème.