2018–19 Season: Tosca
Making his San Francisco Opera debut with Tosca, British conductor Leo Hussain has established himself as a leading interpreter among his generation of Mozart, the Second Viennese School, and 20thcentury masterpieces. He is former music director of the Opéra de Rouen and Salzburg Landestheater, and in 2016, Hussain made his critically-acclaimed debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Enescu’s Oedipe. Highlights this season include Die Tote Stadt at Toulouse’s Théâtre du Capitole, a return to Oper Frankfurt leading Carmen, and a new production of La Cenerentola at Oslo’s Den Norske Opera. These follow recent performances with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Wiener Symphoniker and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony at Mozartfest Würzburg, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, DSO Berlin, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Prague Philharmonia, and Royal Danish Orchestra. Outside Europe, he has conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at the Tokyo Spring Festival and made recent debuts at the West Australian and Tasmanian symphony orchestras.