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Daniele
Callegari

Daniele Callegari has been Principal Conductor of the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice of Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur since 2021/22, and was Principal Conductor at the Wexford Opera Festival from 1998 to 2001, and Music Director of the DeFilharmonie -Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra Antwerp from 2002 to 2008.

Daniele Callegari is regularly invited by the major theaters and the most prestigious concert halls in the world; he has directed authoritative orchestras and many important productions; it also boasts a significant discography.

Daniel Callegari he is Principal Conductor of the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice of the Opéra Nice Côte d'Azu, from the 2021/22 season and for three years. From 1998 to 2001 he was Principal Conductor at the Wexford Opera Festival and from 2002 to 2008 he was Music Director of the DeFilharmonie (Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra) in Antwerp.
 
In 2022 he was awarded the honor of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic.
 
Born in Milan, graduated from the Conservatory of his city in double bass and percussion, at the age of 22 he joined the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, where he had the opportunity to play with the most important conductors. This stimulating confrontation with big names brought him back to the Conservatory, to study conducting and composition.
 
Daniele Callegari has conducted some of the major concert institutions in the world, including: the Orchester Metropolitain de Montréal, Orchester Nationale de l'Île de France, Orchester National de Belgique, Orchester
philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchester de La Monnaie de Bruxelles, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester National de France, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de Madrid, Orchestra Symphony
"Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan.
 
He is regularly invited by the major theaters and the most prestigious concert halls in the world, where he has conducted many important productions, including Il Trovatore and La Gioconda at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Orlenskaya Deva at Carnegie Hall in New York, Turandot at the Teatro alla Scala, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly at the Opéra National de
Paris, Maria Stuarda at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées de Paris, Norma, La Gioconda, Aida, Poliuto (just to name a few) at the Liceu de Barcelona, L'elisir d'amore and La traviata at the Staatsoper in Berlin, L'elisir d love at the Wiener Staatsoper; Tosca, La bohème, Un ballo in maschera and Rigoletto (just to name a few) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Don Giovanni, Falstaff and Aida at the San Diego Opera, Otello, Jérusalem and Messa da Requiem at the Verdi Festival in Parma, I masnadieri, Tosca, Otello, Attila and Ernani at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Ariane et Barbe-Bleue at the Opéra du Rhin de Strasbourg, Don Pasquale at the NCPA in Beijing, Andrea Chénier at the Arts Center in Seoul, Falstaff at the Opéra de Montréal, Cavalleria rusticana and I clowns in San Francisco, Un ballo in maschera at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv.
 
His discography includes numerous important recordings, including La traviata, Il Trovatore and Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio (Fonè). He has also recorded La Gioconda, I quattro rusteghi, Mascagni's Messa di gloria, Testoni's Alice, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Flotow's Alessandro Stradella. On DVD: Gioconda, Macbeth, Elisir d'amore and Madama Butterfly. With the
DeFilharmonie has recorded music by Ravel, Debussy, Brewaeys and Joris. He conducted the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan for Rolando Villazón's CD Cielo e Mar (Deutsche Grammophon).
 
Recent engagements include La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at the Royal Opera in Stockholm; The Mona Lisa at the Chorégies d'Orange; Macbeth at the Nice Opera and in Antibes; Aida at the Hamburg Staatsoper; Pagliacci at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv; Adriana Lecouvreur in Oviedo; Rigoletto at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Tosca at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and at the New National Theater in Tokyo; Il Trovatore, Madama Butterfly and Turandot at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; The Lombards at the First Crusade and La bohème in Montecarlo; Mephistopheles in Stuttgart; The pirate in Geneva.
 
Daniele Callegari's future projects include Ernani at the Oviedo Opera; Falstaff, La bohème and Madama Butterfly in Nice; Nabucco at the Metropolitan in New York; Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in Hamburg; Turandot at the Stockholm Royal Opera; Aida in Seville.
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