In the 2013/14 Season Oleg Caetani makes his Royal Opera debut conducting The Royal Opera’s production of 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.
Opera engagements include Turandot and Otello (La Scala, Milan), Khovanshchina, Sir John in Love, Madama Butterfly and La bohème (English National Opera), Der fliegende Holländer (Rome), L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (Houston), La Voix humaine, Bluebeard’s Castle and Don Carlos (Cologne), Oedipe (Enescu Festival) and Madama Butterfly (Oslo). Caetani lives in Florence with his wife, pianist Susanna Stefani Caetani.
News and features
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.
10 June 2013
Italian conductor replaces Teodor Currentzis from 10 May – 3 June 2014.