Alain Altinoglu, a “sensitive magician of timbre” ([Süddeutsche Zeitung]), is not only a regular at opera houses such as Wiener Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the Royal Opera. He has also built up an impressive reputation in the concert hall, which led him to the Berliner Philharmoniker in September 2017: “For me, it’s important to do both symphonies and opera.”
Alain Altinoglu studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he has taught since graduating, and where he took over the conducting class in 2014. He is chief conductor of the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and has also been musical director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels since 2016. As a guest, Altinoglu regularly conducts renowned orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. The French conductor of Armenian descent also appears at leading opera houses and at the Bayreuth, Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals. In addition to his work as a conductor, Altinoglu has a keen interest in the lieder repertoire and is regularly accompanist to the French mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch.