Jan Latham-Koenig |

Jan Latham-Koenig |

Jan Latham-Koenig

Date of birth

Jan Latham-Koenig |

Latham-Koenig began his musical career as a pianist, but since 1982 he devoted himself entirely to conducting. He has performed with major European orchestras. From 1989 to 1992 he was the musical director of the Porto Orchestra, which he founded at the request of the Portuguese government. As an opera conductor, Jan Latham-König made his successful debut in 1988 at the Vienna State Opera, conducting Macbeth by G. Verdi.

He constantly collaborates with the leading opera houses in Europe: Covent Garden, Opera Bastille, Royal Danish Opera, Canadian Opera, as well as opera houses in Berlin, Hamburg, Gothenburg, Rome, Lisbon, Buenos Aires and Santiago. He gives concerts with leading philharmonic orchestras around the world and often performs with orchestras in Italy and Germany.

In 1997–2002 Jan Latham-König is Musical Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg and at the same time of the Rhine National Opera (Strasbourg). In 2005, the maestro was appointed musical director of the Massimo Theater in Palermo. In 2006 he was Musical Director of the Municipal Theater in Santiago (Chile), and in 2007 he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Regio in Turin. The repertoire of the maestro is unusually diverse: “Aida”, “Lombards”, “Macbeth”, “La Traviata” by G. Verdi, “La Boheme”, “Tosca” and “Turandot” by G. Puccini, “The Puritani” by V. Bellini, “The Marriage of Figaro” V.A. Mozart, “Thais” by J. Massenet, “Carmen” by J. Bizet, “Peter Grimes” by B. Britten, “Tristan and Isolde” by R. Wagner, “Electra” by R. Strauss, “Pelléas et Mélisande” by C. Debussy, “ Venus and Adonis” by H. Henze, “Jenufa” by L. Janacek, “Hamlet” by A. Thomas, “Dialogues of the Carmelites” by F. Poulenc, etc.

Since April 2011, Jan Latham-Koenig has been Principal Conductor of the Novaya Opera Theatre.

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