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Fabio Luisi Conducts Lohengrin in Zürich • 1.07.2017

fl-lohengrinrittershaus1Fabio Luisi returns to the Opernhaus Zurich podium to present Wagner’s Lohengrin, following his June engagements of Un ballo in maschera and Das Land des Lächelns.

The Andreas Homoki production of Wagner’s medieval romance hears Brandon Jovanovich in … Read more

Fabio Luisi welcomes summer in Zurich • 1.06.2017

Untitled design (8)This month, Fabio Luisi leads two productions at Zurich Opera, opening Un ballo in maschera and Das Land des Lächelns.

Un ballo in maschera, an operatic interpretation of the assassination of the Swedish King Gustav III, opens … 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

August 31 & September 1, 2017

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

DR Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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September 7 & 8, 2017

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

DR Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Julia Fischer, violin

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September 19, 2017

FABIO Luisi: St. Bonaventure Mass

Met Live Arts
New York

New York Premiere
Chamber Ensemble of the Buffalo Philharmonic
Orchestra Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

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September 24 & 30, 2017

China NCPA Orchestra

National Centre for the Performing Arts
Beijing

China NCPA Orchestra
Schubert: Overture to Alfonso und Estrella, D. 732
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

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October 26, 29; November 1, 4, 7, 10, 16, 2017

Verdi: Falstaff

Opéra National de Paris
Paris, France

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November 12, 2017

Dvořák: Cello Concerto; Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

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December 14, 15, 2017

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

DR Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish National Symphony Orchestra Lasse Mauritzen, horn

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December 21, 2017

Schmidt: Revelation

DR Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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January 14, 2018

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

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January 31; February 1, 2, 2018

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

Czech Philharmonic
Prague

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March 1 & 2, 2018

Wenjing: Rite of Mountains; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

DR Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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April 15, 18, 21, 26, 29, May 2, 6, 10 & 13, 2018

Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini

Teatro alla Scala
Milan, Italy

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April 20, 2018

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

DR Koncerthuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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May 19, 25, 31; June 3, 2018

Puccini: Turandot

Opernhaus Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

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May 27, 30, June 2, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20 & 28, 2018

La Forza del Destino

Opernhaus Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

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June 10, 16, 19, 22, 26 & 29, 2018

Das Land des Lächelns

Opernhaus Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

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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.
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  • 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