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Artistic Director & Music Director, Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte Festival Montepulciano
Renowned German conductor, Roland Böer works with Europe’s leading opera houses including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Oper Frankfurt, La Monnaie, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Komische Oper and Deutsche Oper Berlin. An internationally sought-after guest conductor, he also works on a concert platform conducting Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Kaiserslautern, Filarmonica della Scala, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Roland Böer is Artistic Director and Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano, a summer festival where he works on opera and symphonic projects in collaboration with the RNCM.
17 Oct 2016
Roland Böer returns to English National Opera to conduct ten performances of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. The production, staged by Penny Woolcock, was first presented by ENO in 2010 and...
07 Jul 2016
Roland Böer returns to Italy in his role as Artistic and Music Director of the 41st Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepuliciano. The Festival, comprising over 40 events, including...
17 May 2016
Roland Böer makes his debut in Prague this June, conducting a new production of Strauss’ Elektra directed by Keith Warner in five performances on 10, 14, 18, 22 and 25 June. The...
11 Mar 2016
Roland Böer returns to Bari on 30 March for a concert at the Teatro Petruzzelli. The programme features Prokofiev'...
23 Feb 2016
Following the great success of Die Zauberflöte last season, Roland Böer returns to the Teatro Petruzzelli to conduct six performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s landmark opera Nabucco. With direction by...
23 Dec 2015
Roland Böer returns to the Opéra de Nice to conduct a new production of Benjamin Britten's final opera, Death in Venice directed by Hermann Schneider. Roland Böer will conduct the Orchestre...
06 Oct 2015
Roland Böer makes his début at the Opera di Firenze with a new production of Mozart's Così fan Tutte directed by Lorenzo Mariani; he conducts the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in ...
08 Jul 2015
The 40th Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte opens on July 11th in Montepulciano. The festival, of which Roland Böer is the Music and Artistic Director, embraces opera,...
15 May 2015
Roland Böer makes his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma conducting Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. This famous La Scala production, by the legendary director Giorgio Strehler, is...
15 Apr 2015
Roland Böer conducts the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of works by Ravel, Stephan, Magnard, Hindemith and Richard Strauss, whose underlying theme is traumas of the 20th...
Enzo Garofalo, Fame di sud - Feb 2016
Fabrizio Versienti, Corriere del Mezzogiorno - Feb 2016
Nicola Sbisa, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno - Feb 2016
Leszek Biernat, MAESTRO - Feb 2016
André Peyregne, Nice Matin - Jan 2016
Emmanuel Andries, The Classical Music Network - Jan 2016
Laurent Bury, Forumopera.com - Jan 2016
Matteo Sansone, Opera Magazine - Jan 2016
Roberta Manetti, FirenzePost - Oct 2015
Elisabetta Torselli, giornaledellamusica.it - Oct 2015
Fabrizio Basciano, il Fatto Quotidiano - Oct 2015
Firenze Post - Oct 2015
Fabrizio Moschini, OperClick - Oct 2015
Dinko Fabris, la Repubblica Bari - Dec 2014
Nicola Sbisà, La Gazetta del mezzogiorno - Dec 2014
Emmanuel Andrieu, Opera Online - Nov 2014
Gérard Léopold di Offite, Magazine des arts et des spectacles - Nov 2014
Christian Colombeau, Le podcast journal - Nov 2014
Christian Colombeau, Sortir ici et ailleurs - Mar 2014
Christian Jarniat, Metamag.com - Mar 2014
13-METO108@nicecotedazur.org - Mar 2014
Braunschweiger Zeitung - Oct 2013
Karla Lange Hein, ELO - Oct 2013
Gilberto Mion, teatro.org - Aug 2013
Claudio Listanti, firstname.lastname@example.org - Aug 2013
BBC Music Magazine - DVD Choice - Oct 2012
Opera Magazine September 2012 - Oct 2012
An internationally sought-after conductor, Roland Böer enjoys a fast-rising career that has seen him establish close links with many leading opera houses and orchestras. He has built long-term operatic relationships with Oper Frankfurt and Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as well as the Vienna Volksoper. Böer further maintains an ongoing relationship with English National Opera, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and with Opéra de Nice, where he conducted Adriana Lecouvreur, Turandot and Death in Venice, and where he will return this season for a new production of Rigoletto.
Böer, who studied piano, composition and conducting, launched his career as Kapellmeister at Oper Frankfurt (2002-2008), having earlier worked both there and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf as a répétiteur. He was assistant to Antonio Pappano at Bayreuth, La Monnaie and Covent Garden. He has worked extensively as a guest conductor at renowned opera houses such as La Scala Milan, Opera di Roma, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper Berlin, the Polish National Opera, the Hungarian State Opera and Stadttheater Bern.
On the concert platform, he works with a growing list of orchestras, including the Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Kaiserslautern, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, and Bergen Philharmonic. Among the chamber orchestras and ensembles he has conducted are the Ensemble Modern, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
In 2009 Roland Böer became Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, where he works with high-profile artists and directs projects in collaboration with the RNCM, Manchester. Since 2015 he has also held the role of Artistic Director of the festival, where this year he conducted the world premiere of Icarus, an opera by David Blake and Keith Warner.
Böer’s discography includes the DVD/Blu-ray recording of Die Zauberflöte in William Kentridge’s production at La Scala, released on OPUS ARTE in 2012 to great critical acclaim. He has also recorded works by Glazunov and Schumann with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for broadcast on Bayerische Rundfunk, two discs with the Philharmonia Orchestra: Adagietto, a solo album with Japanese soprano Michié Nakamaru (EMI), and the world premiere recording of Federico Ricci’s Corrado d’Altamura (Opera Rara).
Among recent engagements are a symphonic concert with the Frankfurt New Philharmonia, a new production of Die Zauberflöte and a symphonic concert with the Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari, and debuts at Opera di Firenze / Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he conducted a production of Così fan tutte, and at Prague State Opera for a new production of Elektra.
Roland Böer’s future engagements include symphonic concerts with the Orchestra dell'Accademia della Scala, the Orchestra Regionale della Toscana and the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, and a debut with the orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Torino. He returns to English National Opera for a revival of Les pêcheurs de perles, to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for a new production by Damiano Michieletto of Die Zauberflöte, to Frankfurt Oper for a new production of Manfred Trojahn’s Enrico directed by Tobias Heyder, and to Landestheater Linz, where he makes his debut with Death in Venice.
Conductor: Roland Böer
Director: William Kentridge
Teatro alla Scala
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
Release on Opus Arte 2012
Michiè Nakamaru, Philharmonia Orchestra, Roland Böer
EMI Classics Japan, DDD, 2004
Federico Ricci (1809 – 1877)
Corrado d’Altamura ( Excerpts)
World Premiere Recording
Release date: 1.5.2009
Dimitra Theodossiou, Dmitry Korchak, James Westman, Ann Taylor, Andrew Foster-Williams, Cora Burggraaf, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, Roland Böer
OperaRara , DDD, 2008