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Death in Venice - Landestheater Linz

Brittens Musik ist auch in diesem seinem letzten Werk voller Farben, mit verursacht durch ein breites Schlagwerk-Instrumentarium, und schwelgt besonders in den Zwischenspielen, wie man es vom Komponisten kennt. Unter der routinierten musikalischen Leitung von Roland Böer (...) bewies das Bruckner Orchester Linz einmal mehr seine hohe Qualität und wurde schlussendlich zusammen mit den Sängern und Tänzern lautstark beklatscht.

APA, Salzburger Nachrichten, 20. Mai 2018

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Brittens perkussiv geprägte und doch melancholische Musik wird beim Brucknerorchester und Dirigent Roland Böer zur pointierten Kammermusik. Ihr sanfter Wellenschlag gibt den Sängern Geborgenheit.

Ljubisa Tosic, Der Standard, 22. Mai 2018

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Roland Böer hat mit dem exzellenten Bruckner Orchester die Klanglichkeit dieser Partitur großartig aufbereitet und das Farbenspiel an die nicht minder beeindruckenden szenischen Kolorite angepasst.

Michael Wruss, OÖNachrichten, 22. Mai 2018

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Bewundernswert: das Bruckner Orchester mit seinem kolossalen Aufwand und der die exzessiven Ansprüche der Partitur ebenso meisternde Gastdirigent Roland Böer.

Paul Stepanek, Neues Volksblatt, 22. Mai 2018

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Das Linzer Bruckner Orchester unter dem überragenden Dirigenten Roland Böer sichert die Spannung dieser Aufführung.

Balduin Sulzer, Kronen Zeitung, 22. Mai 2018

Enrico - Oper Frankfurt

Elisir d'Amore - Opéra de Nice

Rigoletto - Opéra de Nice

Così fan tutte - Opera di Firenze

Roland Böer conducted the Maggio Musicale orchestra in a brisk, polished performance with masterly control of the dynamics, as he also accompanied the recitatives at the fortepiano.

Opera Magazine, December 2015

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Biography

Roland Böer is Music Director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano since 2009 and its Artistic Director since 2015. He has been appointed Principle Guest Conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Sankt Petersburg from the 2018/19 season for three years.

During his years as repetiteur and house conductor at Deutsche Oper am Rhein from 1999 to 2001 he also worked as assistant to Antonio Pappano at the Bayreuth Festival, Theâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London.

From 2002 to 2008 he was Kapellmeister at Oper Frankfurt.

Since his debut at English National Opera London 2005 with La Clemenza di Tito (director: David McVicar) and with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rom with Così fan tutte (director: Daniele Abbado) Roland Böer has become one of the most sought-after Mozart conductors of his generation.

Amongst others, he conducted productions of Die Zauberflöte at Teatro alla Scala di Milano (director: William Kentridge), the Royal Opera House London (director: David McVicar) and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Le Nozze di Figaro at the Polish State Opera in Warsaw (director: Keith Warner) and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Idomeneo at Oper Frankfurt, or Thamos with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

He has worked extensively with renowned opera houses such as the Royal Opera in Stockholm and Copenhagen, Vienna Volksoper, Théâtre de la Monnaie, Opéra National du Rhin and Teatro Petruzzelli, as well as at Komische Oper Berlin, Stadttheater Bern, Hungarian Staate Opera Budapest and the Chech National Theatre Prague. He has built a long-term relationship with Opéra de Nice.

The core of his operatic repertoire includes works by Verdi (Un Giorno di Regno, Nabucco,  Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlos, Aida), Puccini (Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot), Wagner (Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger) and Strauss ( Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, Arabella). Furthermore he is particularily interested in the operas by Stravinsky, Henze and Britten as well as contemporary works. Most recently he has conducted Manfred Trojahn’s Enrico at Oper Frankfurt to highest critical acclaim.

He has conducted orchestras like the Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchester Frankfurt and Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg.

His work with chamber orchestras and ensembles has taken him to Ensemble Modern, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Apart from his main symphonic repertoire, the works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Strauss und Henze, he dedicates himself regularily to performances or world premiere performances of contemporary works by composers like Glanert, Rudin, Vollmer, Antonioni und Montalbetti.

He has recorded for EMI und Opera Rara (both with the Philharmonia Orchestra London), for BBC Scotland (with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) and for Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bamberger Symphoniker). Roland Böer’s debut at Teatro alla Scala with Die Zauberflöte (production by William Kentridge) is on DVD/blue-ray, released on OPUS ARTE.

Future engagements include Death in Venice at the Landestheater Linz (director: Hermann Schneider), his debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo, The Rake’s Progress at Opéra de Nice and La Damnation de Faust at Oper Frankfurt, as well as concerts with the Orchestra del Teatro Regio in Turin, the orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon and Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg.