Bertrand de Billy
Bertrand de Billy was born in Paris, and received his training there and worked primarily as an orchestral musician, but soon after also as a conductor. From 1993-1995, he was Kapellmeister and deputy General Music Director at the Anhaltischen Theater in Dessau, and from 1996-1998 he held the same position at the Vienna Volksoper. From 1999-2004, he was the chief conductor of the Liceu in Barcelona. From 2002-2001, he was the Chief Conductor of the RSO Vienna. He works with the large international orchestras, which leads him to the State Opera in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, the ROH Covent Garden, the Paris Opera as well as the Opera Houses in Washington and Los Angeles. For several years, he was a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera and the Salzburg Festivals. A close working relationship connects him with the opera in Frankfurt, where he is the primary guest conductor since this season.in 1997, he gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper and was seen conducting Idomeneo, Le nozze di Figaro, Zauberflöte, Fidelio, Tannhäuser, Otello, Lohengrin, Carmen, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Roméo et Juliette, L´elisir d´amore, Fledermaus, Faust, Manon, La traviata, Don Carlos (french.).
Conducting for the Wiener Staatsoper 2014/2015: Fledermaus
Portrait Bertrand de Billy