Alain Altinoglu has been appointed as Music Director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, assuming his new role in January 2016. As guest he regularly conducts such distinguished orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatskapelle Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich.
Last season’s opera highlights included a successful debut appearance at London’s Royal Opera House (Don Giovanni). Altinoglu lead a new production of Manon Lescaut at Bayerische Staatsoper München and gave his debut at Bayreuther Festspiele (Lohengrin). The 2015/16 season will include debut appearances with orchestras such as Stockholm Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra London as well as new productions at Vienna Staatsoper (Macbeth), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Salome), Zurich (Pélleas et Mélisande) as well as Dimitri Tcherniakov’s new double bill production of Tchaikovsky’s Jolanta & The Nutcracker (Paris).
A regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, Altinoglu appears at Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Staatsoper Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper unter den Linden, the Bayerische Staatsoper München and all three opera houses in Paris. He has also appeared at the festivals in Salzburg, Orange and Aix-en-Provence.
Alongside his conducting, Altinoglu maintains a strong affinity and command over the Lied repertoire. Regularly accompanying mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch, their most recent recording for Naïve includes folk songs by de Falla, Obradors, Granados, Berio and Brahms. Other recordings together have included a disc of songs by Henri Duparc (Cascavelle) and Maurice Ravel (Naïve). Naïve also released a recording of Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony together with the Sinfonia Varsovia as well as Tangy’s cello concerto with the Orchestra National de France and Dusapin’s Perelà. Furthermore, Altinoglu recorded with Deutsche Grammophon and Piotr Beczala. Past releases include Lalo’s Fiesque with the Orchestre National de Montpellier and Roberto Alagna for Deutsche Grammophon and Liszt’s Piano Concertos with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Nareh Arghamanyan for PentaTone. A DVD recording of Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher was released by Accord in 2007 and most recently, a recording of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer was released on Deutsche Grammophon.
Alain Altinoglu studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he now teaches the conducting class.