A seasoned conductor well-known among the international opera houses, John Fiore is praised for his musicality and his skillful expression on the podium. He has led acclaimed performances in a diverse range of repertoire with the some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in the world. Highlights of Mr. Fiore's 15/16 season include a new production of Falstaff  (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Der fliegende Holländer (Semperoper Dresden), La traviata  (Zurich Opera), Turandot (Norwegian Opera), and concerts with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Fiore recently completed his appointment as Music Director of the Norwegian Opera & Ballet (2009-2015). He was formerly Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Oper-am-Rhein and concurrently General Music Director of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (1998-2009), leading full seasons of operatic as well as symphonic concert repertoire.

Mr. Fiore is a regular guest at leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rome Opera, and the National Theatre in Prague. His orchestral engagements have included the Boston, Seattle, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Munich Radio Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Slovenian Philharmonic, and the Orchestre National de Lyon, among others.


Born in New York City to a musical family, Mr. Fiore received his earliest musical training from his father, a pianist and choral director, and his mother, a singer. He began his professional musical activities at age 14 as a pianist and coach for the Seattle Opera's annual production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen and later attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.  

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