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Lawrence Renes

Recently named chief conductor and music director of the Royal Swedish Opera, Lawrence Renes has conducted many of Europe’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw, the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Gothenburg and Danish National Symphony Orchestras. In the U.S. he has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; the Minnesota Orchestra; the Seattle, Houston, Detroit, Indianapolis, New Jersey, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. From 2001 to 2006 Lawrence Renes was music director of Bremer Theater and the Bremer Philharmonic, where he conducted most of the mainstream repertoire. The Netherlands native has led Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and the U.S. premiere of Tan Dun's Tea with Sante Fe Opera. He made his debut at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie last season in performances of The Rake’s Progress and led the U.K. premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic at the English National Opera (having previously conducted the European premiere with the Netherlands Opera). He has also led Elektra with Seattle Opera; Carmen with Den Norske Opera; Eugene Onegin with the Hamburg State Opera; The Cunning Little Vixen, Parsifal, and Tristan und Isolde with Netherlands Opera; and Das Rheingold at Royal Swedish Opera.