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Madrid Season Opening: Lucio Silla

After a very successful summer Ivor Bolton is starting the season with a new production at the Teatro Real in Madrid: Lucio Silla by W. A. Mozart Premiere September 13 Performances September 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 Teatro Real Madrid

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Claus Guth, Stage Director Tine Buyse, Revival Stage Director Christian Schmidt, Set and Costume Designer Ronny Dietrich, Dramaturg Kurt Streit / Benjamin Bruns, Lucio Silla Patricia Petibon / Julie Fuchs, Giunia Silvia Tro Santafé / Marina Comparato, Cecilio Inga Kalna / Hulkar Sabirova, Lucio Cinna María José Moreno / Anna Devin, Celia Kenneth Tarver / Roger...

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Ivor Bolton in Munich

Since his debut in 1994 Ivor Bolton has been conducting regularly at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. This summer he returns for his 21st new production at the BSO as part of the Munich Opera Festival. Carl Maria von Weber Oberon or the Elf King's Oath Premiere July 21 Performances July 24, 27, 30 Prinzregententheater Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Nikolaus Habjan, Production Jakob Brossmann, Stage Denise Heschl, Costumes Julian Prégardien, Oberon Alyona Abramowa, Puck Annette Dasch, Reiza Rachael Wilson, Fatima Brenden Gunnell, Sir Huon of Bordeaux Johannes Kammler,...

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Così fan tutte in Munich

Ivor is currently rehearsing for the upcoming shows of Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Performances will be starting next week: Premiere on April 12th Further shows on April 15th and...

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Rodelinda at the Teatro Real

Ivor Bolton conducts Händel’s Rodelinda at the Teatro Real in Madrid in a new production by Claus Guth!

  Opening Night: March 24th Further Performances: March 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 31, April 1 / 2 / 5   Musical Director Ivor Bolton Stage Director Claus Guth Set and Costume Designer Christian Schmidt Rodelinda Lucy Crowe / Sabina Puértolas Bertarido Bejun Mehta / Xavier Sabata Grimoaldo Juan Sancho / Jeremy Ovenden Eduige Sonia Prina / Lidia Vinyes Curtis Unulfo Lawrence Zazzo / Christopher Ainslie Garibaldo Umberto Chiummo / José Antonio...

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Händel’s Jephtha in Amsterdam

Ivor is conducting a new production of Händel's "Jephtha" at the Dutch National Opera premiering on November 9th! Performances: 9. / 11. / 15. / 17. / 20. / 24. / 27. November...

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New ‘Armide’ at the Netherlands Opera

Rehearsals are well underway for a new production of Gluck's 'Armide' which premières at the De Nederlandse Oper on 6th October.  Ivor conducts the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in Australian director Barrie Kosky's first production for DNO.  Karina Gauvin makes her DNO debut in the role of Armide, and Frédéric Antoun sings the crusader knight Renaud.  See more at the De Nederlandse...

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Forthcoming Mozart Matinées with star countertenor Bejun Mehta

After the great success of their performances of Le Rossignol and Iolante with a starry cast including soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Piotr Beczala, Ivor and the Mozarteumorchester will appear in two Mozart Matinées later this month with Bejun Mehta, one of the finest countertenors of our day.  Mehta will sing arias from Mozart's Ascanio in Alba and Handel's Agrippina and Riccardo Primo.  The programme also includes Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra KV 191 (soloist Philipp Tutzer) and Symphony in G minor KV 550.  Performances take place on 27th and 28th August: Read full article »

Ivor at the Salzburg Festival

As in previous years, Ivor features heavily at this year's Salzburg Festival, now in full swing. He conducts no fewer than four sold-out Mozart Matinées: two concerts on 6th and 7th August which share a programme of Mozart including the Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K 216, performed by renowned violinist Julia Fischer, and a further two performances on 27th and 28th August with leading countertenor Bejun Mehta. Ivor also conducts two double-bill concert performances on 15th and 20th August of Stravinsky's Le Rossignol and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, the latter featuring starry soloists Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala.  Both performances are...

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21 July: Ivor's 18th production for the Bayerische Staatsoper

This July will witness Ivor Bolton's 18th production for the Bayerische Staatsoper with a new production of Mozart's Mitridate. Since his debut in 1994, Ivor has conducted a wide range of new productions for the Bayerische Staatsoper, most notably of Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart, and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Bayerische Theaterpreis for his outstanding work in Munich. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mitridate, rè di Ponto 21, 24, 26, 29 July 2011 Prinzregententheater, Munich Ivor Bolton- Conductor Barry Banks/Richard Croft - Mitridate Patricia Petibon/Anja Nina Bahrmann - Aspasia Anna Bonitatibus - Sifare Lawrence Zazzo - Farnace Lisette Oropesa - Ismene Alexey Kudrya - Marzio Eri Nakamura -...

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15 June: A return to Vienna for Die Zauberflöte

Ivor Bolton returns to the Wiener Staatsoper in June to conduct further performances of the production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte which won him glowing reviews during its initial run in Autumn 2010: "Ivor Bolton's conducting of the Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper was unusually powerful and instilled with great dramatic power." (Wiener Zeitung, 02.11.10). Performances take place on 15th, 19th and 22 June. For more information, visit:

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