Tomas Netopil, conductor
Tomas Netopil opens the 2016/17
season with a new production of Janacek´s Vec
Makropulos at Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. In spring 2017 he will return to
Semperoper Dresden with Busoni´s Doctor
Faust and Janacek´s Cunning Little
Vixen, followed by a new invitation to the Vienna State Opera. In the last
season he conducted there revivals of Mozart’s Così
fan tutte, Dvorak’s Rusalka and
Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and he will return with Katja
Kabanova to the Viennese podium.
In the symphonic field Tomas Netopil will be conducting the Orchestre de Paris once more, as well as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Gulbenkian Orchestra.
Since autumn 2013 Tomas Netopil is Music Director of the Aalto Theatre and the Philharmonie Essen, where in his first season he led numerous concerts, as well as premieres and revivals of Macbeth, The Flying Dutchman and Don Giovanni. In the 2016/17 season he will conduct Le Nozze di Figaro, Lohengrin, Rosenkavalier, Elektra and La Clemenza di Tito.
In the 2014/2015 season he also made his debut at the Hamburg State Opera and continued his longstanding cooperation with the Dresden State Opera with a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Furthermore he conducted a new production of La Juive in Antwerpen.
From 2008-2012 Tomas Netopil held the position of Music Director of the Prague National Theatre and Estates Theatre. Throughout his career he has conducted premieres at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Operá National de Paris, De Vlaamse Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Regio Torino, Salzburger Festspiele, Zurich Opera House. He gave concerts with famous orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, the Dresdner Staatskapelle, the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, RSB Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Wiener Symphoniker, Tschechische Philharmonie, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Orchestre National du Capitol Toulouse, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala Milano, Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI Torino, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Parma, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonie, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Tomas Netopil studied violin and conducting in his native Czech Republic, as well as at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the guidance of Prof. Jorma Panula. In 2002 he won the 1st Sir Georg Solti Conductors Competition at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.