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Luisi leads DNSO on first U.S. Tour • 15.03.2017

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Marking their first U.S. performances together, this spring Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi tours five California cities with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), where he launched his tenure as Principal Conductor this season. At concerts in … Read more

Don Carlo and Verdi’s Requiem at the Zurich Opera • 15.11.2016

Untitled design (8)Now in his fifth season as General Music Director of Zurich Opera, Fabio Luisi returns to the house to lead a revival of Don Carlo. Rolf Glittenberg’s staging of Verdi’s five-act fable of political intrigue stars René Pape and 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) this season.

Luisi led Mahler’s Ninth to launch 2016-17 at the DNSO, which he rejoins for more Mahler symphonies and Wagner with Deborah Voigt in Copenhagen and California. He returns to California to lead the San Francisco Philharmonic, and concludes his six-year tenure at the Met with Don Giovanni and a new production of Guillaume Tell. At the Zurich Opera, he takes the podium for a new staging of Das Land des Lächelns; revivals of Don Carlo, Un ballo in maschera and Lohengrin; and Philharmonia Zurich programs that include a German tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter and an interdisciplinary production of Verdi’s Requiem. Rounding out the season are concert appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Filarmonica della Scala, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and Opera di Firenze, where he assumes the role of Music Director next spring.

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NEXT PERFORMANCES

April 27, 28, 29, 2017

San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Igor Levit, piano
Strauss: Aus Italien

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May 12, 2017

Philharmonia Zurich with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Liederhalle
Stuttgart

Takemitsu: Nostalghia-In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

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May 14, 2017

Philharmonia Zurich with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

Takemitsu: Nostalghia-In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

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May 16, 2017

Philharmonia Zurich with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Philharmonie im Gasteig
Munich

Takemitsu: Nostalghia-In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

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May 17, 2017

Philharmonia Zurich with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Brucknerhaus
Linz

Takemitsu: Nostalghia-In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

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May 18, 2017

Philharmonia Zurich with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Semperoper Dresden
Dresden

Takemitsu: Nostalghia-In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

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Press

  • Conductor Fabio Luisi brings Danish National Symphony Orchestra to U.S.

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Michael James Rocha

    March 21, 2017

    There’s a five-letter word in conductor Fabio Luisi’s vocabulary that packs a lot of power: trust.

    “Being a conductor is a special thing,” Luisi said by phone from Zurich, Switzerland. … Read more

  • Danish National Symphony debuts at Segerstrom with Deborah Voigt

    Los Angeles Times

    Timothy Mangan

    April 2, 2017

    Luisi has a firm, incisive and vigorous conducting style, well suited, it turned out, for the busy expressive traffic of the Mahler. From the very start of the work, as the sounds … Read more

  • Fabio Luisi, the Danish National Orchestra and soprano Deborah Voigt collaborate in Davies Hall

    The Mercury News

    Georgia Rowe

    April 3, 2017

    Luisi, who also serves as general music director of the Zurich Opera, is a precise, energetic conductor, and he led his Danish players in vibrant, dynamic performances throughout the program. (Bay Area … Read more

  • Exploring the Senses With Conductor Fabio Luisi

    San Francisco Classical Voice

    Jeff Kaliss

    April 6, 2017

    During his acclaimed tenure with the Met, he won the 2013 Grammy for Best Opera Recording, for the company’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen. Then it got out that the Maestro … Read more

  • 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.
    Read more

  • 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