The American director began his career as artistic administrator of Long Beach Opera, where he has directed Lucio Silla, Bluebeard’s Castle, and Elektra. He made his German solo directing debut with Don Pasquale at Weimar’s Nationaltheater, where he later created an original music-theater piece. He has directed a new Ariadne auf Naxos in Bordeaux, and his production of Der Rosenkavalier for De Jyske Opera in Aarhus was nominated for Denmark’s prestigious Reumert Prize. Rallo’s collaboration with Christopher Alden includes co-directing Gluck’s L’isle de Merlin (Spoleto USA), Aida (Berlin), and Carmen (Mannheim). As staff director for San Francisco Opera, Rallo remounted Richard Jones’s The Queen of Spades and Johannes Schaaf’s The Barber of Seville. As revival director he has taken charge of productions by Nicolas Brieger (Idomeneo, Barcelona, Hamburg), Jossi Wieler (Alcina, Lyon), and Christopher Alden (Turandot, New Zealand). Among his own recent productions have been Così fan tutte (Portland), The Rake’s Progress (Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City), and Carmina Burana/Pagliacci (Honolulu). He directed a new Barber of Seville for the San Francisco Opera Center, and in Oakland, California, he has been responsible for creating a series of operas produced by The Crucible, the largest nonprofit industrial arts education facility in the United States.
Lyric debut: Revival director/ Il trovatore (2018|19)
Last updated: November 17, 2018