(c) Nancy Horowitz

Ivor Bolton

Conductor

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Biography

Music Director Teatro Real in Madrid
Chief Conductor Basel Sinfonieorchester
Chief Conductor Dresden Festival Orchestra
Conductor Laureat Mozarteumorchester Salzburg


Ivor Bolton is one of the most distinguished conductors in the field of baroque and classic repertoire, but his versatility does not know any strict boarders.
He recorded a critically praised series of Bruckner-Symphonies with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, whose chief conductor he was for 12 years. Further, he conducted the production of Britten’s Billy Budd, which received the “best production”-prize by „Opernwelt“, at Teatro Reál, where he holds the position of Artistic Director, as well as at Royal Opera House London.
And with Sinfonieorchester Basel, whose Chief Conductor Bolton has been since 2016, he recorded a series of works by Gabriel Fauré.

In addition to his leading positions at Sinfonieorchester Basel and Teatro Reál in Madrid, Ivor Bolton is Conductor Laureate of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, with whom he appears annually at the Salzburger Festspiele and on tour, and Chief Conductor of the Dresden Festival Orchestra.
He further enjoys a close relationship with the Bayerische Staatsoper where, since 1994, he has conducted a wide range of new productions, most notably Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart. He was awarded the prestigious „Bayerische Theaterpreis“ for his outstanding work in Munich.

Before his time in Salzburg, Ivor Bolton was Music Director of English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and Chief Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Ivor Bolton has been a regular…

Music Director Teatro Real in Madrid
Chief Conductor Basel Sinfonieorchester
Chief Conductor Dresden Festival Orchestra
Conductor Laureat Mozarteumorchester Salzburg


Ivor Bolton is one of the most distinguished conductors in the field of baroque and classic repertoire, but his versatility does not know any strict boarders.
He recorded a critically praised series of Bruckner-Symphonies with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, whose chief conductor he was for 12 years. Further, he conducted the production of Britten’s Billy Budd, which received the “best production”-prize by „Opernwelt“, at Teatro Reál, where he holds the position of Artistic Director, as well as at Royal Opera House London.
And with Sinfonieorchester Basel, whose Chief Conductor Bolton has been since 2016, he recorded a series of works by Gabriel Fauré.

In addition to his leading positions at Sinfonieorchester Basel and Teatro Reál in Madrid, Ivor Bolton is Conductor Laureate of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, with whom he appears annually at the Salzburger Festspiele and on tour, and Chief Conductor of the Dresden Festival Orchestra.
He further enjoys a close relationship with the Bayerische Staatsoper where, since 1994, he has conducted a wide range of new productions, most notably Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart. He was awarded the prestigious „Bayerische Theaterpreis“ for his outstanding work in Munich.

Before his time in Salzburg, Ivor Bolton was Music Director of English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and Chief Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Ivor Bolton has been a regular guest at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Opéra National de Paris. Other operatic engagements have included Covent Garden, ENO, Bologna, Brussels, Amster­dam, Lisbon, Sydney, Berlin, Hamburg and Geneva. Orchestral engagements have included the BBC Proms, Lincoln Center New York, Zürich Tonhalle-Orchester, Koninklijk Concertgebouw­orkest, Orche­stre de Paris, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Wiener Symphoni­ker and the Freiburger Barockorchester. His many recordings, apart from those with the Mozarteum­orchester, encompass Monteverdi’s Poppea and Handel’s Xerces and Ariodante at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include performances of Mozart’s Zauberflöte and Francesco Corselli’s Achille in Sciro at the Teatro Reál in Madrid, Rameau’s Castor et Pollux and Haydn’s Orlando paladino at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Besides his activities as Chief Conductor of the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton will be Artist in Residence of the Philharmonie Essen and will conduct concerts in Japan, Vienna and Valencía.

(c) Nancy Horowitz

Ivor Bolton, musical director of Teatro Real, conducted a critical edition of the score in a performance that also featured the Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble and the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. Being an expert of the baroque and classical repertory, the English conductor gave a powerful and energetic reading of the score, playing the bass continuo himself as he did in the performances of Mozart’s 'Idomeneo'.
This was a consummate experience with vibrant direction and an incredible cast bringing this baroque classical to life.

12.11.2020

Ivor Bolton conducts the Rusalka-premiere in Madrid
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21.08.2020

Ivor Bolton | Opening Concerts Sinfonieorchester Basel
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22.07.2020

Ivor Bolton opening the series of Mozart-Matinees marking the 100th Anniversary of the Salzburg Festival
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11.05.2020

Six Raab & Böhm artists featured in “Music Never Sleeps”
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