2017–18 Season: Elektra
Making his San Francisco Opera debut in Elektra, Henrik Nánási has been general music director of the Komische Oper Berlin since 2012, where he has led new productions of Mazeppa, Eugene Onegin, Gianni Schicchi, La Belle Hélène, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Bluebeard’s Castle, The Fiery Angel and Cendrillon, as well as revivals of Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka, and Rigoletto. In recent seasons, he has made his debut at several major opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Turandot), Bavarian State Opera (La Traviata), Arena di Verona (Carmen), Zurich Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro), Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia (Bluebeard’s Castle), and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Die Zauberflöte). During the 2015–16 season, Nánási made his American debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro, and he returned to the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia to conduct Macbeth with Plácido Domingo in the title role. Highlights of the current season include his debut at the Opéra National de Paris with Die Zauberflöte, his return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and new productions of Werther at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia and Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochyntsi at the Komische Oper Berlin. On the concert stage, Nánási will make his debut with the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia.