THOMAS RÖSNER, conductor
Viennese-born Thomas Rösner conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of fourteen. It was an invitation from Fabio Luisi that marked the beginning of his international career, when he was engaged at short notice to conduct on a tour of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Thomas Rösner enjoys great success in the opera house. Recent work includes Così fan tutte at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in a staging by Michael Haneke, Così fan tutte and Fidelio at Opernhaus Zürich, his US opera debut at Houston Grand Opera and a return to Welsh National Opera.

Other opera appearances include the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Bregenz Festival, the New National Theatre Tokyo as well as Glyndebourne Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Opera di Roma.

Thomas Rösner also enjoys a symphonic career; from 2000 to 2004 he was associate conductor of the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, music director of the festival operklosterneuburg in Austria and from 2005 to 2011 he was chief conductor of Orchestre Symphonique Bienne in Switzerland. 

Thomas has been invited to conduct many orchestras including Wiener Symphoniker, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Wiener Concert-Verein, Houston Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Philharmonia Prague, Basle Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Toscanini Filarmonica Parma, Les Violons du Roy in Montreal and Israel Sinfonietta.

Current and future projects include engagements at La Monnaie in Brussels, a return to Semperoper Dresden (Die Königskinder) and Houston for Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Opéra National de Lorraine (Hänsel und Gretel), his debut at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing (Die lustige Witwe), concerts with the Taipei Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia or Philharmonie Baden-Baden as well as CD recordings with the Bamberger Symphoniker. 

Thomas recorded Il Trovatore on DVD for Opus Arte (Bregenz Festspiele/Wiener Symphoniker), various discs for Musique Suisses with Bamberg Symphony and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra featuring works by Paul Kletzki and Czelsaw Marak. Other recorings include Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass and various CDs for Guildmusic, Gramola and ATMA. His CD “Haydn Arias & Overtures” with Jane Archibald was the winner of the Juno Award in Toronto 2012. 

March 2017