Jesús López Cobos conducts Carmen at the Baths of Caracalla with Opera di Roma

— 14 June 2017

Jesús López Cobos conducts Carmen at the Baths of Caracalla with Opera di Roma

Jesús López Cobos returns to Italy this month to conduct Bizet Carmen with the Opera di Roma at the Roman Baths of Caracalla from 28 June 2017. Valentina Carrasco's new production stars Veronica Simeoni in the title role with Roberto Aronica as Don Josè and Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo.

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Jesús López Cobos returns to the Chicago Symphony

— 11 May 2017

Jesús López Cobos returns to the Chicago Symphony

Jesús López Cobos returns to the Chicago Symphony this month for concerts at Symphony Center on 25, 27 and 30 May 2017.

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Concert series with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

— 3 January 2017

Concert series with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jesús López-Cobos leads the acclaimed Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a three-concert series this spring, featuring Turina's Danzas fantásticas, Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F with pianist Inon Barnatan, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 6. Performances take place May 25, 27 & 30; please note that on May 30 a post-concert QnA with the artists will be open to all ticket holders.

Turina Danzas fantásticas
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Dvořák Symphony No. 6 - See more at: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details-2016-17/chicago-symphony-orchestra/gershwin-and-dvorak/?perfNo=7880#sthash

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Masterworks by Respighi in Japan

— 1 January 2017

Masterworks by Respighi in Japan

Jesús López-Cobos conducts the NHK Symphony Orchestra this month in concerts featuring works by Respighi. The Tokyo concerts take place January 18 & 19 at Suntory Hall, followed by engagements in Nagoya and Osaka. Violinist Albena Danailova joins for all performances, with a programme that includes Respighi's Concerto gregorianoVetrate di chiesa and Feste romane.

Respighi / Concerto gregoriano*
 
Respighi / Vetrate di chiesa
 
Respighi / “Feste 

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Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

— 27 October 2016

Jesús López-Cobos received tremendous critical acclaim for his "immaculate" interpretation of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, featured in a new production at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma:


"It would only be a slight exaggeration to say that tonight’s performance belonged to him. And that it quite an achievement with three accomplished singers distinguishing themselves ... The balance within the orchestra was as finely tuned as any conductor I ever heard. The overture, you may remember, begins with the conspirators music passed between wind and pizzicato strings, with each section thoughtfully placed at the opposite sides of the orchestral pit. And so, echoey and beautifully eerie.

Every crescendo from the orchestra was also managed with immaculate timing. Under the wrong baton these frequent passages can become vulgar and meaningless. Carlo Enrico Macalli’s flute gave us the first hint of Amelia’s Act Two great aria with extraordinary gradations of tone ... I don’t want to diminish Maestro Macalli’s accomplishment, but he was sitting right under the conductor’s baton. Moving too, even when almost imperceptible, were Ignacio Ceballos’s carefully measured timpani interventions, sometimes chilling, sometimes thrilling. Congratulations to the orchestra as a whole as well as their admirable conductor." (Seen and Heard International)


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