Ivor stays in Basel!

Ivor Bolton's contract with the Sinfonieorchester Basel has been extended by 5 years. His position as chief conductor now continues until 2025. Under the direction of Ivor Bolton the SOB already has been able to establish a modern sound culture for the 21st century after a short time. Future growing tour activities promise a stronger international presence, as well as the new cooperation with Sony Classical as a major...

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“The Rake’s Progress” – Reviews

After the successful performances of The Rake's Progress at the Danish National Opera in Amsterdam we want to share some reviews with you: operamagazine.nl "Compelling „Rake’s Progress“ at the Dutch National Opera. Igor Stravinsky’s only full-length opera “The Rake’s Progress” celebrated Thursday Night at the Dutch National Opera a widely acclaimed premier. Both singers as well as musicians and – rarely at the DNO – director and designer shared the approbation. It was dead silent in the hall when tenor Paul Appleby as Tom and Julia Bullock as Anne Truelove sang the poetic texts of the librettists Wysten Hugh Auden and Chester Kalman in a...

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UK Tour Basel

After the big triumph of the performances of Bruckner's Mass No. 3 F minor last week with the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor,  Ivor Bolton and the Basel Symphony Orchestra are going on tour.   UK 2017 6.10. London, Cadogan Hall 8.10. Edinburgh, Usher Hall 9.10. Manchester, Bridgewater Hall 10.10. Birmingham, Townhall Sol Gabetta, Cello Oliver Schnyder, Piano Basel Symphony Orchestra Ivor Bolton Busoni - Mozart - Saint-Saens -...

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Bruckner Cycle in Basel

Last week Ivor Bolton finished his series of Lucio Silla performances at the Teatro Real Madrid. The production has been recorded and will soon be available on DVD. On Sunday evening Ivor celebrated major success with Rossini's Stabat Mater in Toledo. An overwhelming experience! This week he is returning to "his" Basel Symphony Orchestra, opening the second round of the Bruckner cycle:


Bruckner+ Halffter und Brahms SOB Symphony concert September 27 and 28, 2017 Basel Minster
Cristóbal Halffter - Alucinaciones. Collage para trio basso y orquesta Johannes Brahms - Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 77 Anton Bruckner - Mass no. 3 in F minor, WAB 28 Basel...

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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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Reviews for Brittens “Billy Budd” in Madrid!

"But after all, Bolton had in general handled the narrative with an intuition worthy of the most sensitive interpreter of Brittens masterpiece. "(atorod.pl, 21.2.2017)   "Ivor Bolton gave his best performance so far as chief conductor of the Teatro Real. The musical discourse flowed with clarity and the strings played masterfully with the different densities of the score, although one could have asked for a more passionate approach. The bony violence of Britten's brass and wind sections was softened by a preference for equilibrium which may also be interpreted as risk aversion." (www.bachtrack.com, 6.2.2017)   "There was impressive musical rhetoric emanating from the pit...

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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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NEW Releases

Recently three recordings of Ivor Bolton have been released: CDs Antonio Cesti - L'Orontea Ivor Bolton, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester Oehms Classics, 26.01.2017   Muzio Clementi - Symphonies Ivor Bolton, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg Sony Classical, 20.01.2017   DVD / Blu-Ray Richard Wagner - Das Liebesverbot Teatro Real Madrid Manuela Uhl (Isabella); Christopher Maltman (Friedrich); Peter Lodahl (Lucio); Ilker Arcayürek (Claudio); Ante Jerkunica (Brighella); Ivor Bolton (Conductor); Kasper Holten...

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