Daniel Oren

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he studied singing, piano and cello since childhood. At the age of 13 his musical talent was recognised internationally: he was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to sing the solo of Chichester Psalms on live Israeli television (1968). At the age of 17, Daniel Oren started to study conducting at the Hochschule in Berlin. In 1975, he was awarded first prize at the Herbert Von Karajan International Conducting Competition (Berlin). In 1978 he began conducting in the United States at the Festival of Two Worlds, while at the same time beginning a career in Italy, where in 1978 he was appointed music director of the Teatro Dell'Opera in Rome. Still in Italy, he has also served as music director at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He is guest conductor of theaters and institutions in Europe, Asia and America. Among others, the Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Covent Garden in London, the Vienna State Opera, the major opera houses of San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Israel Philharmonic, the Munich Radio Philharmonic. Daniel Oren is nowadays globally acclaimed, especially by opera audiences, for his unique interpretations of Verdi's and Puccini's masterpieces. Daniel Oren has worked with some of the world's most famous opera singers, including Alfredo Kraus, José Carreras, Pavarotti, Domingo, Mirella Freni, Raina Kabaivanska, Gena Dimitrova, Renato Bruson, Marcelo Alvarez, Leo Nucci, Diana Damrau, and many others. He has made recordings for RCA, Decca, Arthaus Musik, TDK, and other famous labels. Among them is a live recording of Tosca at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, starring Luciano Pavarotti and Raina Kabaivanska, repeated in Vienna and Turin. He served as Music Director at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, later becoming Senior Conductor. Since 2007 he has been Artistic Director of the Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno. In 2019 he was appointed Music Director of the Arena di Verona Opera festival.

concerts featuring Daniel Oren