Stefan Anton Reck

 


Stefan Anton Reck won the 1st International Arturo Toscanini competition for conducting in 1985, and subsequently the first prize in the International Gino Marinuzzi competition in conducting. In 1987 and 1990 Reck received a scholarship from the Tanglewood Music Festival to study with Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein.From 1990 to 1994 Reck was music director of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, and from 1994 to 1998 he was music director of the Orchestra Regionale del Lazio in Rome. From 2000 to 2002 Stefan Anton Reck was music director of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo. From 1997 to 2000 he was Claudio Abbado's assistant, beginning with the Wozzeck production at the Osterfestspiele in Salzburg.For Pierre Boulez Reck prepared the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester for the Summer Tours 1997 and 1998 with Strawinsky's Sacre du Printemps, Boulez's Notations and Bartók's Blaubarts Burg. In 1998 Reck took over the new production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In 1999 he debuted with Verdi's Falstaff in Claudio Abbado's Falstaff production with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Ferrara. In the course of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Summer Tour 1999 under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Reck conducted a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 7inHavana. In September 1999 Reck opened the concert season of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo with Mahler's Symphony No. 6. Also at the Teatro Massimo Reck conducted Arnold Schönberg's Die Erwartung with Anja Silja and Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine with Raina Kabaivanska in March 2000 followed by Mahler's Symphony No. 5inOctober. In 2000 Reck conducted the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in the course of the Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern and on its annual European Tour with works of Shostakovitch, Mahler, Scrjabin and Bartók. In January 2001 Reck opened the season of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo with a new production of Alban Berg's Lulu, recorded live by OehmsClassics; by Arte Nova Classics he recorded a programme all Wagner with Albert Dohmen. In the following months Reck debuted very successfully with the Orchestre National de France, Paris, with the orchestras of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.In November 2001 Reck completed the production of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste with the Götterdämmerung. For the opening of the season 2002 of the Teatro Massimo Reck conducted Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, followed by a spectacular new production of the opera Moses und Aron of Arnold Schönberg and the concerts in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the historic Teatro Massimo titled "La Memoria dell'Offesa. Dedicato alle vittime dell'Olocausto e di tutte le violenze." On the programme among others Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Arnold Schönberg's A Survivor from Warsaw. During the season 2002/2003 Reck conducted among others Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher in Palermo, Strauss’s Salome in Genova, Bellini’s Norma with Edita Gruberova in Tokyo, von Weber’s Der Freischütz in Leipzig as well as symphony concerts with the Orchestre National de France, Paris, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Rome and the orchestras of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In September 2003he debuted at the Semperoper in Dresden with Verdi’s Aida. In 2004 Reck debuted at the Bayerische Staatsoper München with Alban Berg’s Lulu (3-act-version), at the Los Angeles Opera with a new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and at the reopened Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice with a new production of the opera Daphne by Richard Strauss, published as cd and dvd live-recording by Dynamic. In 2005 Reck was invited to conduct two new productions at the New National Theatre Tokyo, Alban Berg’s Luluand Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. The most important events of the season 2006/07 have been a new production (first european performance) of the opera Dead Man Walkingby Jake Heggie at the Semperoper Dresden, Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Teatro Reggio di Torino, 4 concert performances of Bellini’s Normaat the Hamburgische Staatsoper, as well as numerous symphony concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, Paris, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the orchestras of the Gran Teatro la Fenice, Venice, of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

 


Stefan Anton Reck conducts:

♦ A. Berg:

   Lied der Lulu

♦ R. Strauss:

   Vier letzte Lieder: Beim Schlafengehn

   Vier letzte Lieder: Frühling

   Vier letzte Lieder: Im Abendrot

   Vier letzte Lieder: September

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