Paris-born Alain Altinoglu enjoys an impressively successful career as an opera conductor as well as on the concert podium.
He is a regular guest at all major opera houses worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and at all opera houses in Paris. He regularly appears at the festivals in Salzburg, Orange and Aix-en-Provence.
An accomplished orchestral conductor, Altinoglu conducts such distinguished orchestras as theChicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Intercontemporain, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatskapelle Berlin, Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich,Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Radio-Symphonie Orchester Vienna, Wiener Symphoniker and the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon.
Alongside his conducting, Altinoglu maintains a strong affinity and command over the Lied repertoire. Regularly accompanying mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch in festivals and recital venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, their recordings together have included a disc of songs byHenri Duparc (Cascavelle) and Marice Ravel (Naïve).
Born in 1975, Alain Altinoglu studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he currently holds a position as visiting professor and head of the conservatoire’s conducting class.
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