Credit: Jean-Baptiste Millot

Enrique Mazzola

Music Director: Lyric Opera of Chicago
Erster Ständiger Gastdirigent: Deutsche Oper Berlin
Conductor in Residence: Bregenzer Festspiele

Representation: General Management

Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola is Music Director at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Principal Guest Conductor at Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 2022 he was appointed the first ‘Conductor in Residence’ at the Bregenzer Festspiele, having made his debut there in 2016.

Renowned as an expert interpreter and champion of bel canto opera, he is a specialist in French repertoire and early Verdi. Mazzola was Artistic & Music Director of the Orchestre National d’Île de France from 2012-19 and in 2018 was named a Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of his significant contribution to musical life in France.

Plans for his 2022/23 season with Lyric Opera of Chicago include productions of Verdi’s Ernani & Don Carlos, Rossini’s Le comte Ory and a gala performance for the Chicago premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light with Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry. Enrique also conducts symphonic projects with Orchestre National de France, Detroit Symphony and the London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as returning to Opernhaus Zurich (Roberto Devereux), Dutch National Opera (Maria Stuarda), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Massenet’s Hérodiade in concert) and the Bregenzer Festival (Madama Butterfly & Ernani).

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Mazzola at Zurich Opera

February 5th, 2023

Internationally-renowned conductor Enrique Mazzola conducts the opening night of ‘Roberto Devereux’ at Zurich Opera this evening. The dramatic new production by David Alden brings Donizetti’s rarely-performed masterpiece to life with a stellar cast featuring Stephen Costello, Inga Kalna and the Philharmonia Zurich in the pit. This production completes the Donizetti ‘Queens’ trilogy at Opernhaus Zürich,Read more ›

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Enrique Mazzola joins JBM

January 5th, 2023

JBM is delighted to welcome conductor Enrique Mazzola to the roster for worldwide general management. He is Music Director at Lyric Opera, Chicago and also holds titles at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bregenzer Festspiele. Enrique is currently on tour with the Orchestre National de France and returns to the Royal Festival Hall on 18 JanuaryRead more ›

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Don Carlos in Autumn 2022

“It was exquisitely brought to life by Lyric’s first-rate pit orchestra, with Music Director Enrique Mazzola, in one of the best outings of his tenure so far, supporting, propelling and enhancing everything happening on stage and never letting the energy or the audience’s attention flag.”

Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun-Times

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