Sydney Opera House

Christian Badea


Background: Studied in Brussels, Salzburg (with Herbert von Karajan) and with Leonard Bernstein. Graduated from Juilliard School

OA repertoire: La bohème, Die tote Stadt, Lucia di Lammermoor

Other Companies: Conducted at Metropolitan Opera, New York (over 160 performances), Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lyon, Torino, Bologna, Amsterdam, La Monnaie, Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal in a repertoire of over 100 operas with emphasis on Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikowsky, Strauss, Wagner, French repertoire and also Berg, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Barber. Collaborated with most of the top singers of the last two decades such as Domingo, Fleming, Hampson, Terfel, Dessay, and stage directors such as Herheim, Warner, Cox, Beresford, Herzog. Conducted Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, Czech Philharmonic, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique in Paris, Royal Philharmonic in London

Recordings: Samuel Barber - Antony and Cleopatra (won a Grammy); Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 with the Royal Philharmonic (Telarc); symphonies by American composers Roger Sessions and Peter Mennin (New World)