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Stefan Soltesz

Conductor

Stefan Soltesz
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The Austrian conductor, with Hungarian roots, Stefan Soltesz works regularly at many of the world's leading opera companies, including the Vienna, Munich and Berlin state operas, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Opéra National in Paris, Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Zürich Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Bolschoi in Moscow and New National Theatre in Tokyo, and at the Savonlinna, Aix-en-Provence and Garmisch-Partenkirchen festivals. His is back in Frankfurt, where he conducted concert performances of Strauss' Die ägyptische Helena/The Egyptian Helen in 2015 and wonderful performaces of Arabella for this revival of Les Vêpres Siciliennes, a work he will be conducting at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.  Recent engagements have included La traviata in Glyndebourne, Die schweigsame Frau / The Silent Woman at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, La belle Hélène and The Tales of Hoffmann at the Komische Oper Berlin, where he returns soon for Schreker's Die Gezeichneten, which he has also conducted in Cologne, Tristan und Isolde and Salome at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Mefistofele in Baden-Baden, Reimann's Lear and Die Fledermaus at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest and Henze's Die Bassariden and Wagner's Rienzi at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. Other future plans include Don Giovanni at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Stefan Soltesz was General Music Director of the Essen Philharmonic and Intendant of the Aalto-Theater – which were voted»Opera House and Orchestra of the Year« in 2008 – from 1997-2013. Posts held earlier on his career included Chief Conductor of the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp / Ghent and GMD of the Staatstheater in Braunschweig. An extensive discography documents his artistic achievements.