Chef d'orchestre (Conductor)
“Mr Altinoglu was the hero of the evening, conducting a pulsing, compelling “Otello” [….]’
New York Times
Alain Altinoglu is a regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Staatsoper Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper unter den Linden, the Bayerische Staatsoper München and all three opera houses in Paris. He has also appeared at the festivals in Salzburg, Orange and Aix-en-Provence.
An accomplished orchestral conductor, Altinoglu appears with such distinguished orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatskapelle Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Gulbenkian Orchestre Lisbon.
Last season’s opera highlights included a return to the Met with a new production of Massenet’s Werther, Simon Boccanegra, Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper Wien, as well as Salome in Zurich. This season, opera appearances include Don Carlos and Salome at Staatsoper Wien, a new production of Manon Lescaut at Bayerische Staatsoper München, a Michael Haneke production of Don Giovanni at Opera National de Paris and a world premiere production of Christian Jost’s new opera Rote Laterne in Zurich. Altinoglu will give debut appearances at London’s Royal Opera House (Don Giovanni) as well as Bayreuther Festspiele (Lohengrin). On the concert podium, debut appearances include Gothenburg Symphony as well as Tonhalle Orchester Zurich. He will lead a performance of Poulenc’s Stabat Mater at the Musikverein in Vienna and lead a performance of Mozart’s Requiem to mark the occasion of 100 years of Armenian genocide in April.
Alongside his conducting, Altinoglu maintains a strong affinity and command over the Lied repertoire. Regularly accompanying mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch, their most recent recording for Naïve includes folk songs by de Falla, Obradors, Granados, Berio and Brahms. Other recordings together have included a disc of songs by Henri Duparc (Cascavelle) and Maurice Ravel (Naïve). Naïve also released a recording of Henryk Gorecki’s third symphony together with the Sinfonia Varsovia as well as Tangy’s cello concerto with the Orchestra National de France and Dusapin’s Perelà. Furthermore, this summer Altinoglu records a disc with Deutsche Grammophon artist Piotr Beczala. Past releases include Lalo’s Fiesque with the Orchestre National de Montpellier and Roberto Alagna for Deutsche Grammophon and Liszt’s Piano Concertos with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Nareh Arghamanyan for PentaTone. A DVD recording of Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher was released by Accord.
Born in Paris in 1975, Alain Altinoglu studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he now teaches.