Alejo Perez


The Argentine conductor’s opera performances this season are highlighted by Lulu (Rome), Carmen (Dresden), and Der Rosenkavalier (Buenos Aires). Following a successful debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2015 with Werther, Pérez led the Vienna Philharmonic there in a new production of Faust. Former music director of the venerable Teatro Argentina in La Plata, he has also conducted in many major opera houses internationally, among them Opéra National de Paris (Pintscher’s L’espace dernier), Cologne Opera (Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico, Jakob Lenz), Frankfurt Opera (Don Giovanni), Oper Leipzig (Dessau’s Deutsches Miserere), Norwegian National Opera (Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera (La Cenerentola, Shostakovich’s The Nose), Brussels’s La Monnaie (Adès’s Powder her Face), and the Teatro Colón (Parsifal). He has enjoyed a long collaboration with the Opéra National de Lyon, where he has conducted Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten, Stravinsky’s Le rossignol and Henze’s Pollicino. A guest conductor in Madrid at both the Teatro Real and the Orquesta Sinfónica, Pérez has enjoyed great successes leading the major orchestras of Stockholm, Paris (Radio France), Cologne, Berlin (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester), Geneva, and Bologna, as well as such renowned contemporary-music groups as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble intercontemporain, Asko Schönberg Ensemble, and Klangforum Wien.

American debut: Eugene Onegin (2016|17)

Last updated: February 26, 2017