Josep Caballé Domenech

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Josep Caballé Domenech
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Background information
Born 1973
Barcelona, Catalonia
Occupation(s) Conductor, musician

Josep Caballé Domenech (born 1973) is a Spanish musician and conductor. General Music Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle (Germany),[1] and Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA). Josep Caballé Domenech enjoys combining his conducting career with a great symphonic and operatic repertoire.

Life and career[edit]

Josep Caballé-Domenech was born in Barcelona, Spain, into a family of musicians. He studied piano, percussion, singing and violin and took conducting lessons with David Zinman and Jorma Panula at the Aspen Music Festival, Sergiu Comissiona, and also at Vienna's University of Music and Scenic Arts.

Conducting career[edit]

Josep Caballé Domenech has worked with an impressive list of orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he recorded “Respighi’s Roman Trilogy” for Onyx Classics, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, WDR Cologne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, RSO Wien, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfónica Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the New Japan Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Orchestra of RTVE Madrid, Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and OFUNAM México among others. His most recent debuts were with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, the Chile Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Bilken Philharmonic Orchestra in Ankara and Orchestre national du Capitole du Toulouse. He is a regular guest at summer festivals like Aspen Music Festival, Texas Music Festival Houston, Wintergreen Festival in the USA, Londrina Festival in Brasil and Moritzburg Festival in Germany.

Recognized also for his work with operatic repertoire, Maestro Caballé Domenech made his opera debut at Barcelona's Liceu conducting performances of Mozart's Così fan tutti. Subsequent productions at the Liceu include Haydn's Il mondo della luna, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Granados's Maria del Carmen, and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. He has also led Liceu productions at the Savonlinna Festival and at La Fenice in Venice. Subsequently, Josep Caballé Domenech was invited by further European opera companies, including Le nozze di Figaro at the State Opera Stuttgart, Vienna’s Volksoper (new production of "Tosca", among others) and Theater an der Wien with Plácido Domingo in the principal role, Teatro San Carlo Lisbon, Capitol du Toulouse, ABAO in Bilbao, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatre Royal du Versailles in Paris, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Essen Aalto-Theater and Semperoper Dresden.

Recent Highlights includes the premiere of E. Palomar ballet "Negro Goya" at the 60th International Granada Festival, debut at the Royal Albert Hall London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, debut at the Semperoper Dresden with Mozart's Nozze di Figaro and a new production of Bizet's Carmen[2] and performances of Rossini's Barbier, Kömische Oper Berlin, Teatre Royal du Versailles in Paris, Montpellier Orchestra, Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Belo Horizonte Philharmonic in Brasil, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, Puccini's Boheme[3] at the Staatsoper Berlin and Wagner’s Ring in Halle, Strauss’ Salome at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at ABAO in Bilbao, Puccini’s Fanciulla del West at the Staatsoper Hamburg and a South American Tour with the Staatskapelle Halle, among others.

Caballé-Domenech’s 2016/17 Season includes Wagner’s Der Fliehende Holländer, Puccini’s Tosca and Bartok’s Bluebards Castle in Halle, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra among several symphonic debuts in China, Taipei and Germany. In February a concert with Yo Yo Ma will mark the 90th Anniversary Gala of the Colorado Springs Phiharmonic Orchestra.


Josep Caballé-Domenech was awarded the Aspen Prize from the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. He was selected to be 'Sir Colin Davis' Protégé' in the first Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's inaugural cycle (2002–2003).


External links[edit]

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Leighton Smith
Music Director, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Karl-Heinz Steffens
General Music Director, Staatskapelle Halle
Succeeded by