John Fiore is considered one of leading conductors of opera, with Wagner as his speciality. Since autumn 2009, he has been the music director of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo. He has been the principal conductor of one of Germany’s most important music institutions, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (1999–2009), and in 2000–2008 he also headed the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra. He makes regular guest appearances in leading opera houses such as the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Australian Opera in Sydney, Grand Théâtre de Genève and Semperoper in Dresden. In 1991, he debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (La traviata) and since then has led over one hundred performances of nearly a dozen operas there, among them the MET’s premiere production of Dvořák's Rusalka, (1993, and revival in 1997) as well as Aida, Madama Butterfly, La bohème, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen, and Tosca. Mr. Fiore began his close relationship with the Prague National Theatre Opera in 2005, when he conducted Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the first complete Ring Cycle in the company’s history. Since then, he has prepared Puccini’s La fanciulla del West (2007), his own concert suite from Wagner‘s Ring called Ring without words, or Fiore’s Rheinfahrt (2007), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2009), Wagner’s Parsifal (2011), and Fibich‘s The Fall of Arkun (2014) in Prague. In 1990 John Fiore embarked on an international symphonic career. He has since continued to build his repertoire and relationships with world renowned orchestras in the North America, such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Toronto Symphony, as well as in Europe (the Dresden Staatskapelle, orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bamberger Symphoniker, Munich Radio Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchester, Orchester Rheinland-Pfalz, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, among others). In the 2014/15 season his artistic commitments include Oslo (Madama Butterfly, Lohengrin, Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna together with Zemlinsky‘s Eine florentische Tragödie, the world premiere of the opera Peer Gynt by Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere), Prague (Fibich’s The Fall of Arkun), Zurich (Tristan und Isolde) and Bordeaux (Norma).
Update: November 2014