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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 Kaiserlautern, 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.
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...
03 Mar 2015
Roland Böer now travels to Budapest for his debut with the Hungarian State Opera. He will conduct performances of Rossini’s two-act comic opera, The Barber of Seville in the Erkel Theatre...
01 Feb 2015
Roland Böer returns to English National Opera to conduct Peter Konwitschny's production of La Traviata. The nine performances will take place at the London Coliseum between Feb 9th and March 13th...
11 Dec 2014
Roland Böer returns to Teatro Petruzzelli to conduct the first ever production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in Bari.
This is a new production by Daniele Abbado, with the opening night...
07 Nov 2014
Roland Böer will return to Nice in November, for a new production of Puccini's final opera, Turandot, directed by Federico Grazzini. He will conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique...
30 Oct 2014
Roland Böer has been appointed Artistic Director of the Montepulciano Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, a festival where he has held a position of Music Director since 2009. The Henze-founded...
18 Jul 2014
Roland Böer returns to Italy on July 18th to conduct Gluck's Orfeo and Euridice in the opening performance of the 39th Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte de Montepulciano...
28 May 2014
Roland Böer conducts the televised Final Voice 2014 concerts of the Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition in Brussels on May 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st. La...
07 Apr 2014
Roland Boër’s sublime conducting demonstrates that it is not necessary to be Italian to fully interpret this score. In a supreme effort of concentration, this German conductor totally transcends...
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, the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg and the Vienna Volksoper. Böer further maintains an ongoing relationship with the Royal Danish Opera, where he conducted Albert Herring directed by Keith Warner in 2012 and returned to Copenhagen to lead performances of Tannhäuser, directed by Kasper Holten in 2013. Further highlights included appearances in Frankfurt for Die Fledermaus and Idomeneo, as well as conducting a new production of Adriana Lecouvreur with Opéra de Nice, a return to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for Haydn’s The Creation and conducting the televised final concerts of the Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition in Brussels.
Böer has worked extensively as a guest conductor at renowned opera houses such as the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala Milan, English National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Swedish Opera, Polish National Opera and Stadttheater Bern. On the concert platform, Roland Böer has worked with a growing list of orchestras including the Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Kaiserslautern, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra among others.
His work with chamber orchestras and ensembles has taken him to the Ensemble Modern, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He enjoys a close relationship with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
Roland Böer launched his career as Kapellmeister at Oper Frankfurt (2002-2008), having earlier worked 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. In 2009 he became Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte summer festival in Montepulciano, where he works with high-profile artists and directs projects in collaboration with the RNCM in Manchester. 2015 sees the 40th Cantiere, with Roland Böer as Artistic and Music Director.
His 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 high critical acclaim. He recorded works by Glazunov and Schumann with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for broadcast on Bayerische Rundfunk. Böer has also recorded 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).
Recent and future engagements include symphonic concerts with the Frankfurt New Philharmonia and Staatstheater Erfurt, a return to Opéra de Nice for new productions of Puccini’s Turandot and Britten’s Death in Venice, Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari for a new production of Daniele Abaddos’s Zauberflöte, English National Opera for a revival of Peter Konwitschny’s La Traviata, and debuts at Hungarian State Opera in a production of the Barber of Seville, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in a production of The Marriage of Figaro, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in a production of Così fan tutte and Prague State Opera for a new production of Strauss’s Elektra.
Conductor: Roland Böer Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala Release on Opus Arte 2012
Director: William Kentridge
Conductor: Roland Böer
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