Conductor

Ainars Rubikis

Music Director of the Komische Oper Berlin from 2018/19

credit: Jānis Porietis - janisphoto.com

Introduction

Ainārs Rubiķis came to international attention as winner of the Third International Gustav Mahler conducting competition in 2010. In 2011 he was announced recipient of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and subsequently conducted the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester at the Salzburg Festival. From 2012-14 he served as Musical Director of Novosibirsk State Opera House. He has recently been announced as Music Director of the Komische Oper Berlin from 2018/19.

Plans for the 2017/18 season include debuts with Welsh National Opera (Eugene Onegin), Jyväskylä Sinfonia (St Matthew Passion) and at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik and return visits to Komische Oper Berlin (The Nose), Finnish National Opera (La traviata), Filharmonia Poznanska and Orchestre National d’Ile de France.


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Performance Schedule

 
  • 19:00 24 Jan 2018 Finnish National Opera, HELSINKI More info  

    GIUSEPPE VERDI La Traviata

    Conductor: Ainars Rubikis
    Director: Giancarlo Del Monaco
    Choreography: Elsa Sylvestersson
    Sets, Costumes: Michael Scott
    Lighting Design: Matti Hietanen
    Violetta: Marie Fajtová
    Germont: Jaakko Kortekangas
    Gaston: Halim Shon
    Baron Douphol: Samuli Takkula
    Marchese D’Obigny: Juha Pikkarainen
    Dr. Grenvil: Jyrki Korhonen
    Annina: Maria Lenart
    Joseph: Juhana Suninen
    Alfredo: Fabrizio Paesano
    Flora: Melis Jaatinen

  • 19:00 02 Feb 2018 Adam Mickiewicz University, POZNAN More info  

    RICHARD WAGNER Rienzi Overture
    FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb major
    Interval
    ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No.7

    Orchestra: Poznan Philharmonic
    Piano: Mariam Batsashvili
    Conductor: Ainars Rubikis

  • 19:00 28 Mar 2018 Taulumäki Church, JYVASKYLA More info  

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH St Matthew Passion BWV 244

    Orchestra: Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Ainars Rubikis
    Soprano: Tuuli Lindeberg
    Alto: Erica Back
    Bass + Jesus: Kevin Greenlaw
    Evangelist + tenor arias: Jussi Salonen
    Choir: Cantinovum

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