Guest of the Opera
Enrico Dovico studied piano and conducting in his native city of Turin. Between 1981 and 1995, he was accredited voice coach and music assistant at the city’s Teatro Regio. As an assistant, he worked with many prominent conductors, including Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Sinopoli, García Navarro, Alberto Zedda, Zoltán Peskó, Daniel Oren, and Bruno Campanella. In 1991, Dovico made his debut as an opera conductor at the Stuttgart State Opera, with a production of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. In subsequent years, he guest appeared, among other opera houses, at the State Theatre in Darmstadt, the Janáček Opera in Brno (with Verdi’s Aida, and Messa da Requiem), the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, at Bremen, Essen, Mannheim, Basel and Cologne. Enrico Dovico had been a frequent guest of the Prague State Opera since 1995, where he had to his credit new productions of Rossini‘s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Donizetti‘s L‘elisir d’amore, Puccini’s Turandot, Ponchielli‘s La Gioconda, and appearances as conductor in additional performances of Tosca, La traviata, Il trovatore, Madama Butterfly and Un ballo in maschera. Between 1997–2001, he was first Kappellmeister and deputy general music director at the State Theatre in Wiesbaden, between 2001 and 2005 he was first Kappellmeister and deputy general music director at the National Theatre in Mannheim, and in the years 2005–2009 the first guest conductor of the Cologne Opera. Since 2010/2011 season he has been the first guest conductor at the Volksoper in Vienna.
Update: September 2012