Ivor Bolton



The musical performance, with Ivor Bolton conducting the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, was inspired.


Ivor Bolton is Chief Conductor of the Basel Sinfonieorchester, Artistic Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid, Chief Conductor of the Dresden Festival Orchestra and Conductor Laureat of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, with whom 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. 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 at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include performances of Mozart’s Zauberflöte and Francesco Corselli’s Achille in Sciro at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Rameau’s Castor et Pollux and Haydn’s Orlando paladino at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Dutch Nationa Opera in Amsterdam. Besides his activities as Chief Conductor of the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton will be Artist in Residence of the Philharmonie Essen and will conduct concerts in Japan, Vienna and Valencía.



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