2018–19 Season: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
Making his San Francisco Opera debut with Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, Daniele Callegari was principal conductor at the Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland from 1998 to 2001 and was appointed chief conductor at the Royal Flanders Philharmonic in Antwerp, Belgium in 2002. Callegari has led performances at Carnegie Hall, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper in Berlin, Teatro alla Scala, Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, La Monnaie in Bruselles, Dresden Semperoper, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, La Fenice in Venice, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and the Vienna State Opera, among other companies. He has conducted a number of world premieres, including Alice by Giampaolo Testoni at the Teatro Massimo in 1993 and Oedipe sur la route by Pierre Bartholomée at La Monnaie in 2003. Upcoming engagements include Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, and Carmen at the Bavarian State Opera and Otello at the Dresden Semperoper.