JOHN FIORE is the music director of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Den Norske Opera & Ballett), the first music director in over a decade of this leading Norwegian arts institution. Having started his tenure in 2009, he is the artistic chief of the company’s musical forces: its orchestra, chorus and ensemble of singers; and conducts on average over 30 performances per season of opera, ballet, symphonic concerts, as well as taking part in chamber music performances.
During the 2012-13 season, Mr. Fiore makes debuts at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples conducting Rusalka and with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducting a special New Year’s Concert featuring tenor Joseph Calleja. He returns to the Düsseldorf Symphoniker and to Dresden Semperoper. With the Den Norske Opera & Ballett (DNOB), Mr. Fiore will lead productions of Madama Butterfly, Salome, and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, as well as concert performances and a ballet program that includes Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. In summer 2012, Mr. Fiore and the DNOB brought Peter Grimes to the Savonlinna Opera Festival’s 100th anniversary season, where it was triumphantly received and showcased the formidable artistic quality of the DNOB orchestra and chorus under the leadership of maestro Fiore. Highlights of this past season included a debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin conducting Turandot, Andrea Chénier at the Geneva Opera, and Parsifal at the Prague National Theater, which Mr. Fiore opened as a new production in the prior season.
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