Daniel Oren, on the podium of the greatest theaters in the world
14 August 2017 Share

Daniel Oren, on the podium of the greatest theaters in the world

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After debuting in the United States, his reputation also consolidated in Italy. He’s regular guest in Paris, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as in Tel Aviv, Verona, Florence, Madrid, Cologne and Barcelona –

On Tuesday 15th August the Verona amphitheatre will resound to the world-famous notes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Daniel Oren. With a natural talent, Oren developed his own particular interest for the Opera by the great Leonard Bernstein who in 1968 chose him, just thirteen years old, as lead vocalist in his Chichester Psalms’s for the inauguration of the Israel Television; in reality it was the mother to start the young Daniel, still at an early age, a complete musical education by studying not only the piano and cello, but with singing and harmony. M° Oren then perfected his studies in Europe, devoting himself almost exclusively to conducting and taken part in 1975, winning, the prestigious competition “Herbert von Karajan” for young conductors: from that moment the young artist began an international career.

After debuting in the United States, his reputation also consolidated in Italy: in fact he became the stable conductor in Rome and, subsequently, at theTeatro Verdi di Trieste (where he was recently music director), at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples and at the Carlo Felice in Genoa. Even in recent years he has continued to successfully manage in the major Italian theaters (Florence, Parma, Turin, Venice), cultivating close relationships with the most influential European and American theaters, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Covent Garden in London, the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Colón in Buenos Aires, Tokyo Opera, the Opera Houses in Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and the Opera Bastille in Paris where he obtained a great success with Leo Nucci, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorgiu.

Next to his love for the Opera, with a repertoire that embraces the most important Italian repertoire, Oren joins the passion for symphonic music, which has enjoyed great success conducting major orchestras such as the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome (conducted for the first time in 1978), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the radio orchestras of Monaco, Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Berlin, among many others.

His participation in Verdi’s Nabucco inaugural season of the New Israeli Opera in December 1994 represented a particularly significant moment in his career: this musical event has managed to coincide his passion for the world of opera with the love for his homeland. Oren as a musician believes that the music is the best vehicle for peace, tolerance, and the only language that unites us all.

He’s Artist Director of Teatro Verdi in Salerno where he often conducts during the opera season. He’s also regular guest in Paris, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as in Tel Aviv, Verona, Florence, Madrid, Cologne and Barcelona.

Top photo: Daniel Oren, Arena (Photo Ennevi, Fondazione Arena)

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