Sydney Opera House

Mark Wigglesworth


Background: Born, England. Studied: Royal Academy of Music, London. Winner: Kondrashin Conducting Competition, Amsterdam, 1989. Has held the position of Music Director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of Opera Factory, London

OA repertoire: Peter Grimes, Don Giovanni

Other Companies: Peter Grimes, La bohème, Le nozze di Figaro (Glyndebourne Festival); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Falstaff, Così fan tutte, Katya Kabanova, Parsifal (ENO); The Rake's Progress, Elektra, Tristan und Isolde (WNO); Mitridate, Wozzeck, Pelléas et Mélisande (La Monnaie, Brussels); Peter Grimes (Netherlands Opera); Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Le nozze di Figaro (Metropolitan Opera, NY). Has worked with leading orchestras in Europe, North America and Australia. Appeared at the Salzburg Festival, Amsterdam Mahler Festival, and BBC Proms. Recently finished recording a complete Shostakovich Symphony cycle with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic for BIS

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