Josep Caballé Domenech

Josep Caballé Domenech © Okilling

Principal Conductor of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA) and Musical Director of the Moritzburg Festival (Germany), Josep Caballé has also held the position of General Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle de Halle (Germany), Artistic Director of the Orchestra Bogota Philharmonic (Colombia), as well as the position of Guest Principal Conductor of the Norrköping Symphony in Sweden.

CaballéDomenech has worked with prominent orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, with which he recorded Respighi’s Roman Trilogy on Onyx Classics, BBC Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, HrSinfonieorchester, Bayerischen Rundfunk, Bamberg Symphony, WDR Sinfonieorchester, DSO Berlin, Dresden Festspielorchester, Czech Philharmonic, RSO Wien, Tonkünstler Symphony, Belgian National Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, LaVerdi Milano, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Spanish National Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, among others. He is also frequently invited to international summer festivals such as Aspen, Texas, Chautauqua and Granada.

Recent and future commitments include: the theatrical work of The Nibelung Ring of Wagner, The wandering Dutchman, Aida, Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur and Sweeney Todd at the Halle Opera; the La Fanciulla del West, Winter sports weather in Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Hamburg Staatsoper; Salome, The Knight of the Rose and Wozzeck at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá; debuts at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and the Teatro Real in concert with Bryn Terfel; appearances with the Nuremberg Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Camera Musicae at the Palau de la Música Catalana, the collaboration with Lang Lang and the Palau de les Arts Orchestra of Valencia, and the concert with Jo-Jo Ma at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra's 90th Anniversary Gala.

Opera highlights in recent seasons are: Luisa Fernanda by Moreno Torroba at the Theater an der Wien (Vienna), with Plácido Domingo, Tosca at the Volksoper in Vienna, the world premiere of La cabeza de Bautista at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, ballet Negro Goya within the 60th International Music and Dance Festival of Granada, Carmen in the Semperoper of Dresden and Le nozze di Fígaro to the Komische Oper in Berlin.

Born in Barcelona into a family of musicians, he studied piano, percussion, singing and violin. He took conducting lessons with D. Zinman, J. Panula, S. Comissiona and pursued studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Caballé Domenech was selected as “Protégé” in the inaugural cycle of the Sir Colin Davis’ Rolex Mentor and Protected Arts Initiative 2002-03.


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