Giancarlo Andretta, conductor, was Principal Guest Conductor and consultant at The Göteborg Opera 2010–2013. Before that he was Chief Conductor of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, Principal Conductor and consultant of the Graz Opera which he left to take the position as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta. Between 2015 and 2020 he was Principal Conductor of the Granada Symphony Orchestra. Since 2021 Andretta is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
Andretta makes regular appearences as guest conductor in concert halls and opera houses all over Europe including Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Dresden, Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Tampere, Dublin, Prague, Budapest, Athen, Lisbon, Milan,Venice, Rome, Neaple, Verona, Parma, Ravenna, Granada etc. At The Göteborg Opera, Giancarlo Andretta has previously conducted Norma, La Cenerentola, Macbeth, L'Italiana in Algeri, Lucia di Lammermoor, Attila, Lucrezia Borgia, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Simon Boccanegra and La traviata.
Giancarlo Andretta has recorded with orchestras such as Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice, the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and been awarded with several prizes, such as Wuerdigung Preis and Richard Wagner Preis.