biography


TOMAS NETOPIL - conductor

Tomas Netopil made his successful debut at the Vienna State Opera last season with Dvorak's Rusalka and will return in the 2015/16 season with the revivals of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Dvorak’s Rusalka and Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.

In the symphonic field Tomas Netopil will be conducting the Orchestre de Paris once more, as well as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Prague Symphony Orchestra during the final concert of the Prague Spring Festival.

More concert invitations will lead him to the Russian National Orchestra Moscow, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra as part of the Budapest Festival, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lille and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra.

Since autumn 2013 Tomas Netopil is Music Director of the Aalto Theatre and the Philharmonie Essen, where in his first season he led numerous concerts, as well as premieres and revivals of Macbeth, The Flying Dutchman and Don Giovanni. In the 2014/2015 season he will conduct Macbeth, Greek Passion, Elektra and The Love for three Oranges.

In the 2014/2015 season he also made his debut at the Hamburg State Opera and continued his longstanding cooperation with the Dresden State Opera with a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Furthermore he conducted a new production of La Juive in Antwerpen.

His two CD recordings of Janáček's symphonic music released in Supraphon recording company recieved always "Editors choice of the month" in magazine Gramophone.

From 2009-2012 Tomas Netopil held the position of music director of the Prague National Theatre and Estates Theatre. Throughout his career he has conducted premieres at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Operá National de Paris, De Vlaamse Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Regio Torino, Salzburger Festspiele, Zurich Opera House. He gave concerts with famous orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Dresdner Staatskapelle, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Wiener Symphoniker, Tschechische Philharmonie, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Orchestre National du Capitol Toulouse, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala Milano, Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Parma, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonie, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Tomas Netopil studied violin and conducting in his native Czech republic as well as at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the guidance of Prof. Jorma Panula. In 2002 he won the 1st Sir Georg Solti Conductors Competition at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.