Conductors

James Gaffigan

Chief Conductor: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

Principal Guest Conductor: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

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Introduction

Hailed for the natural ease of his conducting and the compelling insight of his musicianship, James Gaffigan continues to attract international attention and is one of the most outstanding American conductors working today.

Regularly conducting at major opera houses around the world, this season James will debut  at the Metropolitan Opera New York for La Boheme and Dutch National Opera for Porgy and Bess and returns to Bayerische Staatsoper for productions of Fanciulla and Don Giovanni and to San Francisco Opera for Carmen.

James also works internationally with many leading orchestras including London Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Deutsches Symphonie-orchester Berlin, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wiener Symphoniker, Zurich Tonhalle, and Seoul Philharmonic. In North America he has worked with New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Toronto, among others.

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Performance Schedule

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    19:30 26 Jun 2019 San Francisco Opera, SAN FRANCISCO

    GEORGES BIZET Carmen

    Carmen: J’nai Bridges
    Don Jose: Matthew Polenzani
    Micaëla: Anita Hartig
    Escamillo: Kyle Ketelsen
    Zuniga: David Leigh

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    19:30 29 Jun 2019 San Francisco Opera, SAN FRANCISCO

    GEORGES BIZET Carmen

    Carmen: J’nai Bridges
    Don Jose: Matthew Polenzani
    Micaëla: Anita Hartig
    Escamillo: Kyle Ketelsen
    Zuniga: David Leigh

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    20:00 12 Jul 2019 Mercatorhalle, DUISBURG

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491
    ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No.3

    Piano: Rafal Blechacz
    Orchestra: WDR Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester

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    19:00 26 Jul 2019 Bayerische Staatsoper, MUNICH

    GIACOMO PUCCINI La Fanciulla del West

    Conductor: James Gaffigan
    Minnie: Anja Kampe
    Jack Rance: Luca Salsi
    Dick Johnson: Brandon Jovanovich
    Nick: Kevin Conners
    Sonora: Tim Kuypers
    Trin: Manuel Günther
    Sid: Bálint Szabó
    Harry: Galeano Salas
    Joe: Ulrich Reß
    Happy: Christian Rieger
    Jim Larkens: Sean Michael Plumb
    Billy: Alexander Milev
    Jake + Baritone S. 3: Andrea Borghini

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    19:00 29 Jul 2019 Bayerische Staatsoper, MUNICH

    GIACOMO PUCCINI La Fanciulla del West

    Conductor: James Gaffigan
    Minnie: Anja Kampe
    Jack Rance: Luca Salsi
    Dick Johnson: Brandon Jovanovich
    Nick: Kevin Conners
    Sonora: Tim Kuypers
    Trin: Manuel Günther
    Sid: Bálint Szabó
    Harry: Galeano Salas
    Joe: Ulrich Reß
    Happy: Christian Rieger
    Jim Larkens: Sean Michael Plumb
    Billy: Alexander Milev
    Jake + Baritone S. 3: Andrea Borghini

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    20:00 19 Aug 2019 Ravinia Festival, USA

    SAMUEL BARBER Overture School for Scandal Op. 5
    CHARLES IVES Symphony No. 3, ‘The Camp Meeting’
    SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto Op 14
    LEONARD BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers
    Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

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    20:00 20 Aug 2019 Ravinia Festival, USA

    SERGEI PROKOFIEV The Love of Three Oranges; symphonic suite Op. 33 bis
    SERGEI RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64bis

    Piano: George Li
    Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

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    20:00 22 Aug 2019 Hollywood Bowl, USA

    AARON COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring
    SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto Op 14
    DUKE ELLINGTON Harlem

    Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic

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    19:30 30 Aug 2019 Hamer Hall, MELBOURNE

    JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

    violin: Viktoria Mullova
    Conductor: James Gaffigan
    orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 31 Aug 2019 Hamer Hall, MELBOURNE

    JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

    violin: Viktoria Mullova
    Conductor: James Gaffigan
    orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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    18:30 02 Sep 2019 Hamer Hall, MELBOURNE

    LEOS JANACEK Zarlivost (Jealousy)
    JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
    Interval
    ANTONIN DVORAK Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88

    Violin: Viktoria Mullova
    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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    11:00 22 Sep 2019 Het Concertgebouw N.V., AMSTERDAM

    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
    ALBERT ROUSSEL Évocations

    Alto: Cécile van de Sant
    Tenor: Alessandro Fischer
    Baritone: Jean-luc Ballestra
    Orchestra: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

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