The musical performance, with Ivor Bolton conducting the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, was inspired.
ANTHONY TOMMASINI New York Times
Ivor Bolton is Chief Conductor of the Basel Sinfonieorchester, Artistic Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid and Conductor Laureat of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, with who he appears annually at the Salzburger Festspiele, and on tour (including the 2006 BBC Proms in London), and with whom he has already built up an extensive discography including a critically successful series of Bruckner Symphony recordings. In the UK he has been Music Director of English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and Chief Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He enjoys a close relationship with the Bayerische Staatsoper where, since 1994, he has conducted a wide range of new productions, most notably Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart. He has been awarded the prestigious Bayerische Theaterpreis for his outstanding work in Munich. He has been a regular guest at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Opéra National de Paris and other operatic engagements have included Covent Garden, ENO, Bologna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Sydney, Berlin, Hamburg an Geneva. Orchestral engagements have included the Proms, Lincoln Center New York, Zürich Tonhalle-Orchester, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Wiener Symphoniker and the Freiburger Barockorchester. His many recordings, apart from those with the Mozarteumorchester, include Monteverdi’s Poppea and Handel’s Xerces and Ariodante with the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Upcoming performances in the 2016/2017 season include new productions of Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro and Händel’s Jephta at the Netherlands Opera, Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Theater an der Wien and Britten’s Billy Budd, followed by Händel’s Rodelinda and Rimski-Korsakows Le Cog d’or at the Teatro Real Madrid. Ivor also returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper with Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Webers’ Oberon and conducts concerts with the Basel Sinfonieorchester, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.
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