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Oleg Caetani

Conductor

Biography

Swiss conductor Oleg Caetani made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 conducting Tosca.

Caetani was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. He studied with Nadia Boulanger and at the conservatories of Nice, Rome and Moscow, and in 1981 received a degree in conducting from the Leningrad Conservatory under Ilya Musin. He went on to win the RAI Turin and Herbert von Karajan competitions. He now conducts at leading opera houses around the world and works with major international orchestras, including Dresden Staatskapelle, Bayerische Rundfunk, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre national de Radio France, Orchestra La Verdi, Spanish National Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. His wide discography includes the complete symphonies of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Tansman, and many operas.

Caetani's operatic engagements have included Turandot and Otello for La Scala, Milan, Khovanshchina, Sir John in Love, Madama Butterfly and La bohème for English National Opera, Der fliegende Holländer in Rome, L’Enfant et les sortilèges for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci in Houston, La Voix humaine, Bluebeard’s Castle and Don Carlos in Cologne, Oedipe at the Enescu Festival and Madama Butterfly in Oslo.

News and features

Listen: Conductor Oleg Caetani on Tosca - 'It's modern in many ways'

Listen: Conductor Oleg Caetani on Tosca - 'It's modern in many ways'

13 May 2014

The conductor questions why we don't think of Puccini as a modern composer, despite his influence on Strauss, Schoenberg and Stravinsky.

Conductor Change: Oleg Caetani to conduct Tosca in 2014

Conductor Change: Oleg Caetani to conduct Tosca in 2014

10 June 2013

Italian conductor replaces Teodor Currentzis from 10 May – 3 June 2014.

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