Даниэле Каллегари


Daniele Callegari from 1998 to 2001 was Principal Conductor at the Wexford Opera Festival. From 2002 to 2008 he was Chief Conductor of De Filharmonie (Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra) of Antwerpen.

Born in Milan, after graduating from the Conservatorio G. Verdi in double bass and percussions, at the age of 22 he entered the Teatro alla Scala orchestra, where he played with the most prestigious conductors. This inspiring confrontation with the greatest conductors prompted him to return to the Conservatory, where he graduated in composition and conducting.

Daniele Callegari has conducted some of the major symphonic orchestras in the world, such as: Orchestre Metropolitain de Montréal, Orchestre National de l'Île de France, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

He is regular guest at national and international leading concert halls and opera houses, where he has conducted in several important productions, including Il trovatore and La Gioconda at Metropolitan Opera in New York; The Maid of Orleans at Carnegie Hall in New York; Turandot at Teatro alla Scala; Il trovatore, Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly at Opéra National de Paris; Maria Stuarda at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées de Paris; Norma, L’elisir d’amore, La Gioconda, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Poliuto and Il trovatore at Liceu de Barcelona; L’elisir d’amore and La traviata at Staatsoper Berlin; L’elisir d’amore at Wiener Staatsoper; Tosca, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Un ballo in maschera and Rigoletto at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich; Don Giovanni and Aida at San Diego Opera, Otello and Jérusalem at Festival Verdi in Parma; Tosca, Otello, Attila and Ernani at Opéra de Montecarlo; Ariane et Barbe-Bleue at Opéra du Rhin de Strasbourg, Don Pasquale at NCPA of Beijing, Andrea Chénier at Arts Center Seoul, Falstaff at Opéra de Montréal and at San Diego Opera, Un ballo in maschera at New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv.

His discography covers several important recordings, including La traviata, Il trovatore and Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio (Fonè). He has also recorded La Gioconda, I quattro rusteghi, Mascagni’s Messa di gloria, Testoni’s Alice, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Flotow’s Alessandro Stradella. DVD recordings: Gioconda, Macbeth, Elisir d'amore and Madama Butterfly. With DeFilharmonie he has recorded music by Ravel, Debussy, Brewaeys e Joris. He conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi for the CD Cielo e Mar of Rolando Villazón (Deutsche Grammophon).

Latest performances: Tosca at New National Theatre Tokyo; Madama Butterfly at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich; Il trovatore at Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Otello and Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper Hamburg; Tosca at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich; La bohème at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, at Bayerische Staatsoper, at Semperoper Dresden and in Budapest; Otello at Washington Opera; Tosca and La bohème at Semperoper Dresden; Madama Butterfly and Turandot at Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Mefistofele at Staatstheater Stuttgart; Otello and I masnadieri at Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Madama Butterfly, L’elisir d’amore, Norma and Rigoletto at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich; Il pirata at Grand Théatre de Genève; L’elisir d’amore at Den Norske Opera in Oslo; Cavalleria rusticana and I pagliacci at San Francisco Opera; Carmen and Otello at Semperoper Dresden.