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Leo Hussain


Loe Hussain
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This British conductor is admired the world over for his interpretation of music by Mozart and from the 20th century, particularly the Second Viennese School. After making his debut at Oper Frankfurt in 2010/11, with a double bill of L’Heure espagnole and La vida breve, he returned for this production of Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger when it first opened. Leo Hussain works regularly at the Theater an der Wien, where he recently conducted Wozzeck and Peer Gynt. Other recent engagements have included Oedipe at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London in 2016, Capriccio at Santa Fe Opera, Le Grand Macabre and Sweeney Todd at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Gounod's Faust at the Staatsoper Berlin and Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne. He makes his debut at San Francisco Opera in 2018, with Tosca. This former Music Director of the Opéra de Rouen and Landestheater in Salzburg also enjoys a busy concert career appearing, with great success, with orchestras including the Vienna and Bamberg symphony orchestras, the WDR and Deutsche symphony orchestras, the Royal Danish Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. After graduating from Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music in London he began his career assisting Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Valery Gergiev.