February 23, 2017
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General Music Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle-Saale (Germany), and now in his fifth season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA), Josep Caballé-Domenech enjoys combining his conducting career with a great symphonic and operatic repertoire.
Caballé-Domenech has worked with an impressive list of orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic London, with whom he recorded “Respighi’s Roman Trilogy” for Onyx Classics, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, WDR Cologne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, RSO Wien, New Japan Philharmonic, Baltimore, Houston, and Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra among others. Also, he usually conducts summer festivals like Aspen Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, and Wintergreen Festival in the USA.
Recognized also for his work with operatic repertoire, he made his debut at the Gran Teatre de Liceu at Barcelona and lead the company also in guest productions at the Savolinna Festival and at La Fenice Venice. Subsequently, he was invited by further European opera companies, including State Opera Stuttgart, Vienna’s Volksoper (new production of Tosca, among others), Theater an der Wien (with P. Domingo), Essen Aalto Theater, Capitol de Toulouse, Teatro San Carlo Lisbon, Bilbao Opera House, and Komische Oper Berlin.
Recent highlights include the premiere of E. Palomar ballet Negro Goya at the 60th International Granada Festival, Teatre Royal du Versailles/Paris, his debut at the Staatsoper Berlin, a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at the Semperoper Dresden and a South American Tour with the Staatskapelle Halle. During the 2015/16 season Mr. Caballé-Domenech’s schedule includes Wagner’s Ring in Halle, Strauss’ Salome at the Teatro Mayor in Bogota, Roberto Devereux at ABAO in Bilbao, and Puccini’s Fanciulla del West at the Staatsoper in Hamburg, among several symphonic debuts.
Born in Barcelona into a family of musicians, Josep Caballé-Domenech studied piano, percussion, singing, and violin. He took conducting lessons with David Zinman and Jorma Panula at the Aspen Music Festival, Sergiu Comissiona, and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He was awarded the Aspen Prize from the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen and selected as “Protégé” in the inaugural cycle of the Sir Colin Davis Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2002-03.
For more, visit www.jcaballedomenech.com