Guillermo García Calvo will be the new music director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela

Guillermo García Calvo

The prestigious conductor Guillermo García Calvo, since 2017 Musical Director General of the centennial German Opera of Chemnitz and his orchestra -the Robert Schumann Philharmonie–, It will be from the 1 January the 2020 Musical director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela. the young Spaniard teacher will take in the coming seasons of the musical direction of a significant number of productions of the coliseum the Plazuela de Jovellanos.

The relationship of the teacher García Calvo with this theater is gone consolidating since its debut in the same in 2012 con 'Ay, love!’, a double bill that included 'El Amor Brujo' and 'La vida breve'. He has since occupied the pit and the stage of La Zarzuela to direct titles like the new production of 'Curro Vargas' (2014) with stage director Graham Vick, which received the Campoamor prize; recovery 'Tempest' of Ruperto Chapí in concert version 2017 or 'Katiuska' one year later.

This season 2019/2020 February assume the direction of 'Farinelli' in concert, expected recovery work Tomas Breton.

Formed in Vienna, Guillermo Garcia Calvo made his debut at 25 years as an opera in the Austrian capital. Since then, his international career has tightened his grip surprisingly to become one of the conductors Spanish ones brighter and beyond our borders. Not in vain, nowadays directs assiduously in theaters as Staatsoper Vienna -with which it has a close relationship, having directed more of 200 opera and ballet–, the German Opera de Berlín one to Opera de Paris, where he led this year 'Don Giovanni'.

Guillermo Garcia Calvo is also one of the most sought after conductors in theaters and auditoriums in Spain, where, to give two examples illustrative, in recent months he has taken 'La Gioconda' in the Gran Teatre del Liceu from Barcelona, or 'The proprietress of the port' Production of the Teatro de la zarzuela itself in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia From Valencia.

Among the awards he has received throughout its solid and upstroke, el más reciente es el Opera Prize XXI It has been awarded this year by the musical direction of 'Siegfried' at the Opera de Oviedo.


Guillermo Garcia Calvo is one of the directors of Spanish orchestra highlights of today. Since the season 2017-2018 it Generalmusikdirektor del Theater Chemnitz (Germany) Owner and Director of the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie.

Born in Madrid in 1978, He graduated from the Universität für Musik in Vienna and made his directorial debut with opera Hänsel und Gretel at the Schlosstheater of Schöburn in 2003. Since then he works closely with the Wiener Staatsoper, where he has directed more than two hundred fifty performances and operatic titles, as Macbeth, The Magic Flute, La traviata, The Barber of Seville, L'elisir d'amore and Lucia de Lammermoor. It is also a regular guest of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he has been in charge of the direction of La Cenerentola, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Don Giovanni or Pecheurs du Perles. Likewise, He has collaborated with the Aalto-Theater in Essen, directing Nabucco, Bohemian, I Puritani and La traviata, among others. Her operatic debut took place in Spain 2011 Tristan und Isolde at the Opera de Oviedo with the Symphony Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias, with whom reappears with Wagnerian tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. It is especially noteworthy the direction of the first recording of the opera Elena and Malvina, Ramon Carnicer, with the Orchestra and Choir of Spain National.

Guillermo Garcia Calvo also has an attractive symphonic path to the front of orchestras including the National Orchestra of Spain, London Symphony Orchestra, DRP Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orquesta de RTVE, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Orchestra, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), National Orchestra of Barcelona and Catalonia, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana and the symphony orchestras of Bilbao, Tenerife, Madrid, Galicia and Asturias, among other.

Recent and upcoming engagements include ballo in maschera A, The bat, Fidelio o Der Ring des Nibelungen en el Theater Chemnitz (having obtained Götterdämmerung Faust Prize 2019 for best opera production in Germany), Siegfried at the Opera de Oviedo, StifFelio with Graham Vick en Festival Verdi de Parma, Rigoletto la s German Opera Berlin, Goyescas at the Royal Theater and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, L'elisir d'amore at the New National Theater in Tokyo and at the Wiener Staatsoper where he also directed this season Nabucco or the world premiere of the opera Persinette, Tempest or Katiuska at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, La Gioconda at the Teatre de Liceu or Don Giovanni at the Paris Opera, and several galas with tenor Juan Diego Flores and his debut at the International Music Festival of the Canaries with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, among many others.

He has received several awards for his musical career, Codalario Award as the Best Artist in 2013, Leonardo da Vinci Award 2017 or Opera XXI Award for best musical direction 2019.

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