Biography

Born in Madrid, Guillermo García Calvo began his musical education at the age of seven. He concluded his musical studies at the University of Music in Vienna with a thesis on Parsifal and a performance of the Overture from Tannhäuser in the Großer Saal at the Musikverein Vienna.
He continued his studies as assistant of Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, as well as assistant of Christian Thielemann for the production Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuther Festspiele. In 2003 he made his debut with a performance of Hansel and Gretel at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn.

He has always maintained a strong relation with the Vienna State Opera ever since he started working there in 2004. He has conducted more than 200 performances at this renowned house including Die Zauberflöte, Macbeth, La traviata, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’elisir d’amore, and Lucia di Lammermoor.
Furthermore, he is a welcome guest at major houses and festivals inside and outside of Europe, including the Opéra national de Paris (Don Giovanni), Deutsche Oper Berlin (u.a. Les pêcheurs de perles, Carmen, and Rigoletto), Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (La Gioconda), Opéra de Oviedo (Ring cycle, and Tristan und Isolde), Opéra de Nice (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Teatro Principal de Palma (Salome), Teatro Verdi di Trieste (La sonnambula), and the New National Theatre in Tokio (L’elisir d’amore). Furthermore, he conducted Sorozábal‘s Katiuska in Madrid, Turandot in Bukarest, El amor brujo in Florence, Stiffelio at the Verdi-Festival in Parma, Fascination Wagner on the occasion of the Internationale Maifestspiele at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, as well as a festive gala with Juan Diego Flórez at Müpa Bukarest.
In May 2016, he conducted the first recording of Ramón Carnicer’s Elena e Malvina together with the National Orchestra of Spain.

In addition to his operatic work, Guillermo García Calvo has developed an extensive concert repertoire and he makes regular appearances with renowned orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, Essener Philharmoniker, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.

As from the 2017/18 season he started his tenure as musical director (Generalmusikdirektor) of the Theater Chemnitz and the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, where he already conducted i.a. Wagner’s Ring cycle, Parsifal, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fledermaus, Der Rosenkavalier, Un ballo in maschera, as well as numerous concerts.
Upcoming engagements at the Theater Chemnitz include, among others, the new productions Mefistofele (Boito), Carmen, and Lohengrin, as well as Wagner’s Ring cycle and Fidelio. In addition, he will conduct Il barbiere di Siviglia and Nabucco at Vienna’s State Opera, and Sorozábal’s Zarzuela at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.

In October 2013 Guillermo García Calvo was awarded the Spanish music prize „Codalario“ as Best Artist 2013. Chapí's Curro Vargas, staged by Graham Vick and conducted by Maestro García Calvo at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, was awarded the renowned „Premio Campoamor“ in November 2014. In May 2017, Guillermo García Calvo received the annual European award “Leonardo da Vinci” supported by ten European Rotary clubs.

Management

Opera (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia)

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14

 

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Adam Giselle
  The Chairman Dances
Albéniz Iberia
J.S. Bach Brandenburgische Konzerte 1 - 6
Baguer Sinfonie Nr. 2
Bartók Konzert für Orchester
Beethoven Die Weihe des Hauses
  Coriolan Ouvertüre
  Egmont Ouvertüre
  Leonore Ouvertüre Nr. 3
  Klavierkonzerte 1 - 5
  Sinfonien Nr. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9
Bernstein Sinfonische Tänze aus "West Side Story"
Brahms Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn
  Doppelkonzert, op. 102
  Klavierkonzerte 1 & 2
  Serenade Nr. 1
  Sinfonien Nr. 1, 2, 4
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Orchestra
Brotons Concerto "ab origine" for Horn and Orchestra
Bruch Kol Nidrei
  Sinfonie Nr. 3
  Violinkonzert Nr. 1
Bruckner Sinfonien Nr. 0 - 3
Chopin Klavierkonzerte Nr. 1 & 2
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Corigliano Red Violin Concerto
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune
Duruflé Requiem
Dvorak Sinfonien Nr. 6 & 9 ("Aus der Neuen Welt")
Elgar Cellokonzert, op. 85
Fauré Elegie für Cello und Orchester
Franck Les Éolides
Gershwin An American in Paris
Glinka Russlan und Ludmilla Ouvertüre
Gottschalk Grande Tarantelle für Klavier und Orchester
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite 1 & 2
Guridi Leyenda vasca
Haydn Sinfonien
Hindemith Symphonische Metamorphosen
Holst Oriental Suite
Janácek Sinfonietta
Lalo Symphonie espagnole
  Cellokonzert in D-Dur
  Ein Sommernachtstraum
Liszt Faust-Sinfonie
Liszt/Lanchberry Mayerling
Lockhart Masia mujú
Mahler Sinfonien Nr. 4 & 9
Mariné Sinfonie Nr. 1
Marqués Sinfonie Nr. 5
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Die Hebriden
  Ein Sommernachtstraum
  A Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  Die schöne Melusine
  Trompeten Ouvertüre
  Sinfonien Nr. 3 & 4
Milhaud La creation du monde
Minkus Le Corsaire
L. Mozart Konzert für Trompete und Orchester
  Kindersinfonie
W.A. Mozart Klavierkonzert Nr. 8, 17, 23, 25, 27
  Hornkonzert Nr. 3
  Trompetenkonzert Nr. 1
  Konzert für Flöte, Harfe und Orchester
  Serenade "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
  Sinfonie concertante für Violine, Viola und Orchester
  Sinfonien Nr. 28, 29, 40, 41
Nielsen Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester
Poulenc Konzert für zwei Klaviere
Prokofiev Sinfonien Nr. 1, 3, 5 
  Romeo und Julia
  Cendrillon
Rachmaninow Sinfonische Tänze
  Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 & 3
Ravel Klavierkonzert in G-Dur
  Boléro
  Alborado del gracioso
Reger Violinkonzert in A-Dur
Reinecke Flötenkonzert in D-Dur
Rodrigo Tres danzas antiguas
  Concierto galante für Cello und Orchester
  Concierto pastoral für Flöte und Orchester
  Soleriana, Suite für Orchester
Rossini Sonate für Streicher Nr. 4
Roussel Sinfonie Nr. 3
Saint-Saens Cellokonzert Nr. 1
  Klavierkonzert Nr. 2
Sarasate Carmen Phantasie
Schostakowitsch Kammersinfonie, op. 110 a
Schubert Ouvertüre in C-Dur ("Im italienischen Stile")
  Sinfonien Nr. 3, 5, 9
Schumann Klavierkonzert in a-moll
  Sinfonien Nr. 1 - 3
  Genoveva Ouvertüre
Sibelius Sinfonie Nr. 2
R. Strauss Serenade für 13 Blasinstrumente
  Also sprach Zarathustra
  Sinfonische Fantasie aus "Die Frau ohne Schatten"
Smetana Die Moldau
Strawinsky Der Feuervogel
  Psalmensinfonie
  Pulcinella
  Jeu de Cartes
  The Fairy's Kiss
Szymanowski Violinkonzert Nr. 1
Tschaikowsky Der Nussknacker
  Schwanensee
  Violinkonzert in D-Dur
Vaughan Williams Sinfonie Nr. 6
Verdi Messa da Requiem
  I vespri Siciliani Ouvertüre
Vila Meditaciones sinfónicas
Vivaldi Violinkonzert in G-Dur
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Weber Der Freischütz Ouvertüre
  Konzert für Fagott und Orchester
Weber/Berlioz Aufforderung zum Tanz
Wolf-Ferrari Il segreto di Susanna Ouvertüre
Zubiaurre Prelude zu "Don Fernando el emplazado"
  Prelude zu "Ledia"
 

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio
Bellini I Puritani
  La Sonnambula
Bizet Carmen
  Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Carnicer Elena e Malvina
Chapí Curro Vargas
de Falla La vida breve
Delibes Coppélia
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore
  Lucia di Lammermoor
  La fille du régiment
Eröd Pünktchen und Anton
Granados Goyescas
Hiller Das Traumfresserchen
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel
Minkus Don Quixote
Mozart Bastien et Bastienne
  Don Giovanni
  Die Zauberflöte
Naske Die Omama im Apfelbaum
Ponchielli La Gioconda
Puccini La Bohème
  Turandot
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia
  La Cenerentola
  Un ballo in maschera
Rota Aladdin und die Wunderlampe
Sorozábal Katiuska
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
  Salome
Tschaikowsky Eugen Onegin
Verdi Nabucco
  Falstaff
  Rigoletto
  La Traviata
  Macbeth
  Stiffelio
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  Der Ring des Nibelungen
  Parsifal
  Tristan und Isolde
Wagner/Misawa Der Nibelungenring für Kinder

News

A Cosmopolitan at the Conductor's Stand: Versatile operas in Vienna, Valencia, and Chemnitz
In the first months of the new season, Guillermo García Calvo will prove his ability to conduct a multifaceted as well as challenging repertoire at great houses. First he will lead the premiere of the new production of Boito’s Mefistofele at Theater Chemnitz on September 28 (+ 5th of October), followed by Fidelio on October 20 (+ January 17 and February 21).
Afterwards, he will conduct Sorozábal’s La tabernara del Puerto at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia on these days: October 27/29/32; November 2 and 3.
Finally, Guillermo García Calvo will return to Vienna’s State Opera for Rossini’s Il barbiere de Siviglia. Performance on January 7 and 10​

Press

 

Das Rheingold / Theater Chemnitz / 05.02.18 / concerti.de


"zeigt einen intelligenten und dabei tieflotenden Theaterpuls" 

Das Rheingold / Theater Chemnitz / 02.02.18 / die-deutsche-buehne.de


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