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Luisi named Principal Conductor of Danish National Symphony Orchestra • 1.09.2014

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO) announced today that Fabio Luisi has signed a three-year contract with the orchestra to be its new Principal Conductor beginning with the 2017-18 season. Kim Bohr, director of music at the DNSO commented, “That … Read more

Luisi opens Juilliard Orchestra season in October • 23.07.2014

The Juilliard Orchestra’s 2014-15 season opens with Italian conductor Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and general music director of the Zurich Opera, making his debut conducting the Juilliard Orchestra in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, published in 1877 … Read more

Biography

Grammy Award-winner Fabio Luisi currently serves as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and General Music Director of the Zurich Opera. He recently concluded his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony, where he was honored with the orchestra’s Golden Bruckner Medal and Golden Bruckner Ring.

The 2013-14 season finds the preeminent Italian conductor leading Metropolitan Opera productions of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Rossini’s comedy La Cenerentola, which stars Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, and Luca Pisaroni, and will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the world in the Met’s celebrated Live in HD series. In his second season at the helm of the Zurich Opera, Luisi premieres important new treatments of Beethoven’s Fidelio and Verdi’s Aida, and conducts revivals of Bellini’s La straniera, Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Verdi’s Don Carlo with René Pape, which is also the vehicle for the conductor’s return to the Teatro alla Scala. As distinguished in the concert hall as the opera house, Maestro Luisi leads five orchestral programs with the Philharmonia Zurich, makes his long-awaited London Symphony Orchestra debut, and returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Cleveland Orchestra, with which he launches the new season.

 

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NEXT PERFORMANCES

September 24 & 27, October 3, 8, 11, 15 & 18

Macbeth

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY

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October 13

Juilliard Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall
New York City

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 “Spring”

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Press

  • Notes Composed for the Nose

    New York Times
    Kathryn Shattuck
    March 5, 2014

    The city was blanketed in winter, but in a kitchen with a bird’s-eye view of Central Park, Fabio Luisi was conjuring up spring.

    Like a modern-day alchemist, he counted drops of essential … Read more

  • Fabio Luisi answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Conductors’ Edition

    Gramiliano
    Graham Spicer
    November 7, 2013

    Q&A

    When did you start play­ing an instru­ment?
    When I was three and a half years old.

    Why did you start play­ing?
    My par­ents sent me to piano les­sons, for me it was more … Read more

  • Who will sing Aida?

    Economist
    E.B.
    October 21, 2013

    Eight years ago, Nicky Spence was a famous tenor in the making, with several discs under his belt and a busy performance schedule that included singing “Nessun Dorma”, an aria from the final act of … Read more

  • Fabios fabelagtige finesser

    Berlingske
    Søren Schauser
    August 16, 2013

    Hvis man ikke har sikret sig en plads lørdag eftermiddag, kan det kun gå for langsomt.

    Fabio Luisis visit hos DR SymfoniOrkestret er et af de vidunderligste i gruppens historie. Et elskovsmøde mellem dirigent, … Read more

  • Richard Strauss- Der Rosenkavalier, Opernhaus Zürich, 2013

    Opera Journal
    Keris Nine
    July 13, 2013

    I’m not sure that Sven Eric-Bechtolf’s direction or Marianne and Rolf Glittenberg’s set design for Zurich’s Der Rosenkavalier really play to the strengths of the work.  It’s not so much that it’s taken … Read more

  • Dalayman’s rapturous Immolation caps `Ring’

    Associated Press
    Mike Silverman
    May 3, 2013

    Magnificent playing by the orchestra, inspired conducting by Fabio Luisi and a rapturous performance of the “Immolation Scene” by Katarina Dalayman brought the Metropolitan Opera’s latest “Ring” cycle to a thrilling conclusion.

    “Goetterdaemmerung,” … Read more

  • Fabio Luisi

    La Repubblica
    Frederico Rampini
    April 28, 2013

    Esiste un direttore d’ orchestra che non ha un ego smisurato,e io l’ ho incontrato. Fabio Luisi, genovese di cinquantaquattro anni, occupa un posto di raro prestigio. È di fatto il direttore principale … Read more

  • Met Opera’s Ring Cycle Takes A Turn For The Better With Siegfried

    Forbes
    Ayano Hodouchi
    April 27, 2013

    The third work of Wagner’s cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen (the Ring of Nibelung), returned to the Metropolitan Opera’s stage for its season premiere last Saturday. Soprano Deborah Voigt and tenor Jay Hunter … Read more

  • ‘Gotterdammerung:’ A Sublime Celebration Of Richard Wagner’s Bicentennial

    Latinos Post
    David Salazar
    April 25, 2013

    Few artistic experiences are as fulfilling as concluding an experience of Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” especially when it is delivered with such gravitas as the Metropolitan Opera’s current revival. On Tuesday, March 23, … Read more

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