"The most expressive
conducting hands since Stokowsky's."
"Jorge Parodi drew a deft performance." (New York Times)
"The orchestra was conducted with precision and élan by Jorge Parodi." (New York Daily News)
Argentinean conductor Jorge Parodi has worked at several prestigious opera companies, including the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Opera Company of Philadelphia, Project Opera of Manhattan, Connecticut Grand Opera and Lake George Opera Festival, collaborating with Opera Tampa and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Mr. Parodi is the Music Director of the Undergraduate Opera Theater at the Manhattan School of Music, where he recently conducted Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Gay/Britten's The Beggar's Opera to critical acclaim. Mr. Parodi is also the Vocal Coach of The Juilliard School's premier Pre-College Division.
A frequent Music Director of New York University opera productions, he conducted the New York premiere of Bononcini's Camilla, for which he reconstructed, orchestrated and edited the score.
Mr. Parodi is a faculty member of the International Vocal Arts Institute, one of the world's foremost opera training programs. Highlights of his long association with IVAI include conducting the Israeli premieres of Poulenc's La Voix Humaine and Mascagni's Zanetto. Also with IVAI, he taught at the Nagano Opera Master Class (Japan) and at the Inaugural Opera Master Class in conjunction with the China National Opera (Beijing). He is currently a faculty member of V.O.I.C.Expeience, a vocal workshop under the direction of Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes.
A prizewinner at the Bienal de Arte of Buenos Aires, Mr. Parodi completed studies in Conducting and Piano Performance at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música of Buenos Aires. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan.
He participated in the recording of the complete edition of the music for piano by Muzio Clementi with the German label, Aurophon; and is featured in recordings for Albany Records and MSR Classics.