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Biography

Biography



Daniel Oren approaches to liric music after studying piano, cello, singing, harmony and counterpoint and in 1968 is for the first time in public as a singer to interpret, at the invitation of the author, the Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein.

After collaborating with Herbert von Karajan and Franco Ferrara, began his brilliant international career in 1975. Vince, at late teens,the first Karajan Competition Award, three years after his debut in the United States, after a triumphant concert at the “Festival of Two Worlds” in Spoleto.

Since then, his business grew ever stronger in Italy with the musical direction of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and later at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Opera San Carlo in Naples and Genoa; also appears regularly in major Italian theaters and maintains collaborative relationships with leading theaters European and American: New York Metropolitan, Covent Garden in London,Staatsoper in Vienna, Colon in Buenos Aires, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington.

Despite the predilection for the repertoire – especially for that Italian, romantic and veristic – it does not interrupt his intense symphonic career, that leads him on the podium of famous orchestras such as the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra of the RAI, Berliner Philharmoniker and the radio of Monaco, Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Berlin.

Very important the Verdi’s Requiem Mass in Tokyo in ’93, as his triumphant Tosca with Luciano Pavarotti at the Metropolitan.

The December ’94 of the New Israeli Opera opens with Verdi’s Nabucco.

He has directed Carmen at the Arena of Verona, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, in the summer of ’95, La Bohème of the centenary at the Teatro Regio in Turin with the participation of Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti and Nicolai Ghiaurov.

In February ’96, at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Fedora with Mirella Freni and Manon by Massenet at Vienna State Opera – Production resumed regularly every year – and still ’96 opens the season in the Arena of Verona, Carmen, followed by a great concert in Tel Aviv, which are celebrated 3000 years of Jerusalem (Soloists Nucci, Furlanetto, Alagna, Voigt and Baltsa) and in September a new production of Othello in Cyprus with the participation of Katia Ricciarelli, Giuseppe Giacomini and Renato Bruson and directed by Michael Hampe.

With Madame Butterfly in the fall of ’96 is at the Teatro Comunale in Florence and then to San Carlo in Naples with Tosca, even with Luciano Pavarotti.

Among the most significant of the Italian season to remember Nabucco at Regio in Turin, and the two big summer productions from the Opera House of Rome at the site of the Teatro Olimpico – Turandot (1997) and Tosca (1998).

In the summer of 2000 returns to the Arena for the opening of season with Nabucco (with Bruson, Valeyre, Furlanetto) and in the 2001 in Paris with Rigoletto and La Boheme, also in Florence and Verona for La Bohème and the troubadour.

He is also Tosca at the Metropolitan in New York, Adriana Lecouvreur in Rome, Naples, Manon, Werther and Nabucco in Trieste, Il Trovatore in Palermo, Aida and Nabucco at the Arena di Verona, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly and the Sleepwalker in Florence.

Among the most recent credits include La Boheme in NewYork, The Barber of Seville to Paris, Madame Butterfly in London, and again Rigoletto with the Israel Philharmonic, La Bohème with Fiorenza Cedolins and Marcelo Alvarez, Andrea Gruber’s; Turandot with Jose Cura at the Arena of Verona.

Among recent successes include Tosca and The Barber of Seville in Trieste in the 2003-2004 season, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot The Merry Widowin 2005, and La Bohème in 2006.

He conducted Carmen Bizet at the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden’s opera that also then led the Arena di Verona.
He also directed Andrea Chenier at the Carlo Felice in Genoa, Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden, London, Tel Aviv Opera Tosca, Aida and Turandot in Verona and still Andrea Chénier and La Boheme Opera Bastille (Paris).

And ‘recently finished on the podium at Covent Garden in London to directing Romeo et Jiuliette, Rigoletto and Carmen.

After the resounding success of Nabucco Daniel Oren returns to the Festival Opera Masada – June 2011 – conducting an impressive Aida, this title repeated – again, in June 2011 at the Arena of Verona.

The next projects will be: La Sonnambula, the Cinderella, Robert le Diable, A masked ball in London. La Gioconda, Pagliacci, La Boheme, Falstaff, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, Adriana Leucouvreur and Andrea Chenier in Paris.

In this year 2012 he also conducted “Carmen” at Massada in the “Israeli Opera Festival” and for his first time “Don Giovanni” of Mozart at the Arena of Verona with the direction by Franco Zeffirelli.

Since 2007 he is Artistic Director of the Municipal Theatre “Giuseppe Verdi” in Salerno, where he led the most prestigious voices of the world opera scene as Marcelo Alvarez, Juan Diego Florez, Renato Bruson, Leo Nucci, Fiorenza Cedolins, Giovanna Casolla, Annick Massis, Hui He, Maria Agresta.

He has also collaborated in Salerno with internationally acclaimed directors, among many remember: Franco Zeffirelli, Hugo De Ana, Puggelli Lambert, Gigi Proietti.