Spanish-born Jesús Lopez Cobos’s illustrious career has taken him to centers of music around the world. Mr. López-Cobos recently completed a seven year tenure as Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid. He maintains the title of Conductor Emeritus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, having served as the orchestra’s Music Director from 1986-2001. Mr. López-Cobos previously served as General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Music Director of Switzerland’s famed Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.
— 4 November 2014
Jesús López-Cobos led a spectacular international cast, along with the Münchener Opernchor and Orchester, in a concert performance of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in 2013, which will now be released as a 2-CD set on the Warner Classics label on November 24. This live recording features the voices of Diana Damrau in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Edgardo, and Nicolas Testé as Raimondo.
— 22 September 2014
Following Manon in Switzerland, Mr. López Cobos heads to the United Sates, to conduct the performances of Rossini's vibrant fairy tale La Cenerentola at the world-renowned San Francisco Opera. He is joined by an incredible cast, including Karine Deshayes in the title role, René Barbera as Don Ramiro, Fabio Capitanucci as Dandini, Carlos Chausson as Don Magnifico, and Alidoro will be sung by Christian Van Horn. To see a complete listing of the November performance dates and to purchase tickets, visit the following link.
— 7 September 2014
Jesús López Cobos begins the 2014-15 season with a new production of Massenet's masterpiece Manon, directed by Arnaud Bernard at the Opéra de Lausanne. The cast includes Anne-Catherine Gillet in the title role, John Osborn as Des Grieux, Boris Grappe as Lescaut, and Patrick Bolleire sings Comte Des Grieux. Performances take place October 3, 5, 8, 10 & 12, and tickets and more information can be found here.