2015–16 Season: Conductor of Carmen
2016–17 Season: Conductor of La Bohème
The music director at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw from 2011 to 2014, Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro makes his San Francisco Opera debut leading Carmen. Since 2001, Montanaro has conducted opera and concerts in major venues including Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Fondazione Arena in Verona, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini in Parma, and Teatro Verdi in Trieste (a collaboration which led to a Japanese tour with the Orchestra). The 2015–16 season opened with his debut at Opéra de Monte Carlo with Tosca, followed by Rigoletto at Warsaw Opera, Maria Stuarda at Seattle Opera, and his debut at the Sydney Opera House with La Bohème. Upcoming performances include Rigoletto at Oper Frankfurt and La Traviata at Dallas Opera. He is scheduled to return to San Francisco Opera next season to lead La Bohème.