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Alejo PĂ©rez – Conductor

As a conductor, Alejo PĂ©rez possesses an inherent stylistic awareness and the ability to bring every detail of the most complex score to life. This has consistently secured him a firm place on the international opera and concert scene.

(c) Michelle Krymer

In recent seasons, the conductor has shown his worth at the Salzburg Festival (including a performance of Gounod’s Faust with the Vienna Philharmonic), at the Teatro Colón with Parsifal and Der Rosenkavalier, as well as at the Semperoper Dresden with Carmen, the Lyric Opera of Chicago with Eugene Onegin, and in Japan with the Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra and the Nikikai Opera Company (Der Freischütz).

In September 2019 he will start his tenure as Music Director of the Opera Vlaanderen, where in the course of his first season he will conduct Verdi’s Don Carlos (Johan Simons) and Messa da Requiem, Schreker’s rarely performed Schmied von Gent, Sacre (Bausch/Cherkaoui) as well as concerts with music by Beethoven, Schönberg, Berio and Mahler. Further season highlights include his debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and a new production of Turandot at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma directed by Ai Weiwei.

Alejo PĂ©rez has been at the rostrum of numerous renowned orchestras in recent years, among them the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta FilarmĂłnica de Buenos Aires, SWR Symphony Orchestra, GĂĽrzenich Orchestra Cologne, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He has also collaborated with the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble intercontemporain, and Klangforum Wien.

In addition, numerous engagements have taken him to notable international opera houses such as the Opéra de Bastille Paris, the Cologne, Frankfurt and Leipzig Operas, Norwegian National Opera, Teatr Wielki Warsaw, and La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels.

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