Rastislav Štúr


Current Chief Conductor of the Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, permanent Guest Conductor of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and teacher of Orchestral conducting (Janáček Academy of Music, Brno). He has studied at Janáček Academy of Music, Brno (graduated 1995). In 1996 he became conductor of the Slovak National Theatre. He gave his debut in the opera Mepfistopfeles (Boito) when he stepped in to replace a sick colleague - since that day he has received a number of opportunities. He performed the following operas at the Slovak National Theatre Opera: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Die Zauberflöte and Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), The Bartered Bride (Smetana), The Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky), Andrea Chenier (Giordano), Tosca (Puccini), La fille de regiment (Donizetti), Nabucco, Falstaff and Un ballo in maschera (Verdi), Faust (Gounod) and the ballets Andersen (Nedbal), Spartakus (Kchachaturjan) and Sylphide (Lovenskjold). His repertoire at this venue currently includes Tosca (Puccini), Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Falstaff (Verdi), Lucia di Lammermoore (Donizetti), Werther (Massenet), La Traviata (Verdi), Carmen (Bizet). He conducted performances of La Traviata with Slovak National Theatre Opera on Japan Tour 2004 (with Peter Dvorský, Maria Guleghina). He conducted concert with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow 2004. He continues to have engagements with the Janáček Opera House in Brno where, after his debut with the ballet Tristan and Isolda (Burghauser), he performed the children´s opera Jinks with the Devil (Podéšť), Il Trovatore (Verdi), the ballets Batallion (Fišer), Daphnis et Chloe (Ravel) and Les Biches (Poulenc). In December 1999 he joined the Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg in a production of The Bartered Bride at the National du Rhin Opera House. Just to mention a few of his most recent highlights: he conducted Peter Dvorský´s concerts with Montserrat Caballe in Bratislava (2000), with Gabriela Beňačková in Prague (Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, 2000), with Eva Urbanová and Jelena Obraztsova (Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, 2002), with Ilona Tokody (Prague Symphony Orchestra 2003), with Anatoly Kotcherga (Czech National Symphony Orchestra 2006), with Ute Lemper (Prague PROMS 2007), with Paata Burchuladze (2009). He conducted Spectre´s Bride (Dvořák) with Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra in Sao Paolo, Brasil 2005 (Urbanová, Ludha, Mikuláš). He also conducted in the opera houses of Graz - L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), Giessen - Il barbiere di Siviglia, Essen - Cosi fan tutte, concert with Die Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie and Heinrich Schiff in Konstanz 2004, he was also the conductor of a Gala concert with Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Egypt). He has been working regulary with Peter Dvorský since 1999, either for important performances at the Slovak National Opera or concerts. He recorded CD Vivere with Peter Dvorský and The Prague Philharmonia (2001). He conducted concerts tours with Czech virtuosi (2000) and Ostrava Philharmonic Orchestra (2002/03) in Spain. He is a conductor of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (CD with Jolana Fogašová 2000, concerts in Bratislava, concert in Kölner Philharmonie, 2003 and 2006, Interlaken, 2005 with Sergei Nakariakov, Ingolstadt, 2010 with Mischa Maisky, Spain Tour 2010). He conducted many concerts with Prague Symphony Orchestra (in Prague, Nürnberg, 2003, Wroclaw, 2004, 26 concerts on USA Tour 2005, Merseburg 2005). Update: April 2012

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