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THE SCOOP | Gustavo Gimeno Accepts Role As Music Director Of The Teatro Real

By Michael Vincent on July 19, 2022

Gustavo Gimeno (Photo: Marco Borggreve)
Gustavo Gimeno (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

The conductor business continues to boom this summer with the appointment of Gustavo Gimeno as Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.

The new role is slated to begin in the 2025/2026 season.

Timing is everything

Assuming Gustavo Gimeno isn’t renewing his contract with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, he is scheduled to end his tenure with the symphony in 2025.

The Spanish dynamo currently completed his second season as music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The leap to opera

Gimeno has an extensive history of working in opera with guest appearances with Liceu Opera Barcelona (Verdi’s Aida), Zurich Opera (Verdi’s Rigoletto), and Valencia Opera House (Bellini’s Norma).

It was at The Teatro Real where he just conducted Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel.

“I love opera and everything that goes into bringing a new production to life; but, above all, I am passionate about teamwork and sharing”, Gustavo Gimeno said at the press conference held at the Teatro Real.

The Teatro Real has also announced the appointment of Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti (currently principal guest conductor like Pablo Heras-Casado) as honorary conductor during the same period.


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