Marco Guidarini studied conducting with Mario Gusulla and Franco  Ferrara and became assistant to John-Elliot Gardiner at the Opéra  de Lyon making his operatic debut there conducting Falstaff. Since  then he has conducted at many opera houses including  New York  (Metropolitan), Los Angeles, Bologna, Naples, Barcelona, Berlin  (Deutsche Oper), Munich, Leipzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen and  Oslo.     Between 2001 and 2009 he was Music Director of the Orchestre  Philharmonique and Opéra de Nice. Productions there have  included operas by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini together with   Wozzeck, Salome and Pelleas et Melisande. He led the Orchestre  Philharmonique de Nice on a tour of Japan, their first outside  France and founded a contemporary music ensemble "Apostrophe" from within the orchestra.   His recordings have included Puccini's Le villi (Grand Prix du  Disque), Simon Boccanegra scenes from Paer's Sofonisba,  Idomeneo, Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac, Verdi's Macbeth and Le  Trouvère, Mascagni's Roma and works by Charpentier, Field, Lalo,  Massenet Poulenc and Saint-Saens. Representation: Germany