Guest of the Opera
An internationally sought-after conductor, Roland Böer enjoys close links with many leading opera houses and orchestras. He has built long-term operatic relationships with Oper Frankfurt, the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg and the Vienna Volksoper and has worked extensively as guest conductor at renowned opera houses such as the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Royal Danish Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala Milan, English National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Swedish Opera, Polish National Opera and Stadttheater Bern. On the concert platform, he has worked with the Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
Roland Böer launched his career as Kapellmeister at Oper Frankfurt (2002–2008), having worked there and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf as répétiteur. He was assistant to Antonio Pappano at Bayreuth, La Monnaie and Covent Garden. In 2009 he became Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte summer festival in Montepulciano, where this year he will conduct the world premiere of Icarus, a new opera by David Blake and Keith Warner. Recent operatic engagements include a return to Opéra de Nice for new productions of Puccini’s Turandot and Britten’s Death in Venice, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for Così fan tutte, Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari for Verdi's Nabucco and a new production of Daniele Abbado‘s Zauberflöte, English National Opera for a revival of Peter Konwitschny’s La traviata, and a debut at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for Le nozze di Figaro. Next season, Roland Böer has symphonic engagements with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and the Orchestra della Toscana, returns to English National Opera for a production by Penny Woolcock of Pearl Fishers, to Opéra de Nice for Verdi’s Rigoletto, and to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for Die Zauberflöte directed by Damiano Michieletto.
Photo: © Marco Brescia e Rudy Amisano/Teatro alla Scala