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Closing Zurich Opera Season with New Staging of I Puritani and Revival of Tosca • 17.06.2016

Untitled design (8)On the heels of leading a new production of Aribert Riemann’s Lear at the Opéra de Paris, Fabio Luisi returns to the Zurich Opera to open another new staging: Bellini’s bel canto classic I Puritani, directed by Zurich Opera … Read more

New Production of Reimann’s Lear at Opéra de Paris • 13.05.2016

360Fabio Luisi takes the Opéra de Paris podium on May 20 for a new staging of Aribert Reimann’s opera Lear by radical Spanish director Calixto Bieito, starring Bo Skovhus in the title role. Fabio characterizes Aribert’s treatment as “a deep, … Read more

Biography

Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi serves as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera and Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. He launches a new appointment as Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO) in the 2017-18 season.

In 2015-16, the fifth season of his Met tenure, Luisi conducts David McVicar’s acclaimed Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, Richard Eyre’s new Manon Lescaut, and Le nozze di Figaro. In his fourth season at the helm of the Zurich Opera, he premieres new productions of Wozzeck and I puritani, and leads Falstaff, Die Zauberflöte, and Tosca. He also tours with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, and returns to La Scala, the Opéra National de Paris, and the DNSO, Malaysian Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Teatro Regio di Torino, and Juilliard and Philadelphia Orchestras.

As former Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony, Luisi was honored with the orchestra’s Golden Bruckner Medal and Ring. Other previous appointments include General Music Director of Dresden’s Staatskapelle and Sächsische Staatsoper, Artistic Director of Leipzig Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chief Conductor of the Tonkünstler-Orchester in Vienna, and Artistic Director of the Graz Symphony.

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June 19, 22, 25, 29, July 3, 7, 10

Bellini: I Puritani

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Zurich, Switzerland

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June 24, 28, July 2, 6 & 9

Puccini: Tosca

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Press

  • Conductor Fabio Luisi’s Passion for…Perfume?

    WRTI

    Susan Lewis

    February 22, 2016

    A leading contemporary conductor explores both music, and – in his free time – fragrances.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Fabio Luisi sees many connections between music and perfume.Read more

  • Review: ‘Manon Lescaut’ Review: Love Versus Luxury

    Wall Street Journal

    Heidi Waleson

    February 16, 2016

    Fabio Luisi’s conducting combined sensitivity and attention to detail with Puccinian melodic sweep and fervor, making up for the missed opportunities on stage.
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  • Review: Met’s New Manon: The Tenor Delivers, the Director Does Not

    Musical America

    John Yohalem

    February 15, 2016

    Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s third opera and first hit, is winsome, witty, effervescent with melody, with youthful hope and youthful tragedy. When played and paced as lusciously and racily as it was under Fabio … Read more

  • Review: Great performances vie with sophomoric staging in Met’s “Manon Lescaut”

    The Classical Review

    Eric Simpson

    February 15, 2016

    The true star of the evening, musically speaking, was the orchestra, under the superb direction of Fabio Luisi. This was the among the fiercest, most vigorous conducting that he has given at … Read more

  • Review: Manon Lescaut, Metropolitan Opera, New York – ‘Passion and Poetry’

    Financial Times

    Martin Bernheimer

    February 15, 2016

    Fabio Luisi…. balanced passion and poetry sensitively in the pit.… Read more

  • Review: In Met’s ‘Manon Lescaut,’ Classic Love Story Gets Noir Twist

    New York Times

    February 13, 2016

    This was another fine night for the conductor Fabio Luisi, who coaxed plush, textured playing from the impressive Met Orchestra, while bringing refreshing restraint and lucid detail to Puccini’s often teeming score.… Read more

  • Fabio Luisi, Opera’s Grand Maestro, Shows No Signs of Stopping

    Vanity Fair

    Wayne Lawson

    February 10, 2016

    The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, directed by Richard Eyre with Kristine Opolais in the title role, which premieres on February 12, will be conducted by Fabio Luisi, the lean, … Read more

  • Fabio Luisi’s Future Looks Bright, Wherever It Is

    New York Times

    Zachary Woolfe

    February 6, 2016

    After a long day rehearsing Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the Metropolitan Opera, the conductor Fabio Luisi stepped nimbly around the studio overlooking Central Park where he plies his side trade: making … Read more

  • Review: In Pairing of ‘Pagliacci’ and ‘Cavalleria Rusticana,’ One Rises Above the Other

    New York Times

    Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

    January 24, 2016

    At least the music-making, under the direction of Fabio Luisi, is uniformly high, with the orchestra especially sounding magnificent.… Read more