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In 1962, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation decided to establish a permanent orchestral ensemble. Originally with only twelve musicians (strings and continuo) it was named “Orquestra de Câmara Gulbenkian”. This collective was successively enlarged and today the “Orquestra Gulbenkian” (the name it has adopted since 1971) has a permanent body of sixty instrumentalists, a number that can be expanded depending on the repertoire.
This structure allows the Gulbenkian Orchestra to interpret works from the Baroque and Classical periods, a significant part of 19th century orchestral literature and much of the music of the 20th century, including works belonging to the current repertoire of the traditional symphonic orchestras. In each season, the orchestra performs on a regular series of concerts at the Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium in Lisbon, where it has had the opportunity of working together with some of leading names of the world of music (conductors and soloists). It has also performed on numerous locations all over Portugal, in an effort to decentralize music and culture.
The orchestra has been constantly expanding its activities in the international level, performing in Europe, Asia Africa, and the Americas. In the recording field, Orquestra Gulbenkian is associated to labels as Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, Hyperion, Teldec, Erato, Adès, Nimbus, Lyrinx, Naïve and Pentatone, among others, and this activity was recognized with several international prizes.
Conductor, composer, pianist and author, Frédéric Chaslin was born in Paris and educated at the Paris Conservatoire and the Salzburg Mozarteum. He began his conducting career in 1989 as assistant to Daniel Barenboim in Paris and Bayreuth. He became Pierre Boulez’s assistant at the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris in 1991. He became successively Music Director of the Opera in Rouen (1991-94), the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (1998-2001), the Mannheim Nationaltheater (2004-2007), the Santa Fe Opera (2009-2013) and for his second tenure, the Jerusalem Symphony (since 2011) Frederic Chaslin divides his activities equaly between operatic and symphonic performances. At the opera, he conducted the major companies in the world, New York Metropolitan (since 2002), Los Angeles Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as Leipzig, Dresden, Madrid, Bologna, Roma, Venice, Torino, Tokyo, Oslo, Copenhagen.
In 1993, Frederic Chaslin made his debuts at the Bregenzer Festspiele for Nabucco (93, 94) and Fidelio (95, 96). This started his austrian carreer, followed by the Vienna State Opera were he’s conducted since 1997 over 200 performances. In the symphonic repertoire, he’s conducted all major french orchestras (Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra National, Radio-France Philharmonic, Paris Opera Orchestra), the Milan Scala Philharmonic, Torino Rai, Manchester Hallé, London Philhramonia, London Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Spain National Orchestra, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra (Lisbon), Israel Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic.
He performed several piano concertos as a conductor/pianist (Ravel 2 piano concertos, Beethoven 5 piano concertos, No 5 with the Vienna Philharmonic in 2001 at the Vienna State Opera).
As a composer, Frederic Chaslin wrote 3 operas and over 50 melodies for soprano, mezzo and baritone. Excerpts of this operas have been sung and recorded by the most famous sopranos (Netrebko, Dessay, Peretyatko, and Damrau who recorded some arias in her CD « Damrau Forver»).
Symphonic compositions include the « Gipsy Dance » for violon and orchestra and a cello concerto. As an author, Frederic Chaslin wrote an essay, « Music in Every Sense » published in Paris (France-Empire) and Germany (Böhlau). He also released a novel based on the life of Gustav Mahler, together with his own orchestration of Mahler’s 10th symphony.
Major recent appearences were two new productions of Tales of Hoffman in Dresden and Copenhagen; Faust, L’Elisir d’Amore, Turandot, Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper; La damnation de Faust in Lisbon; concerts with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Lauded for his “vocally magnificent, radiant and distinctive tenor” voice (Opera Aktuell), Jonathan Tetelman has rapidly risen to become a major star of his generation. Chilean-born and New Jersey-raised, Tetelman continues to thrill on the world’s greatest stages with “balmy verve” (Der Tagesspiegel) and a “darkly colored tenor timbre” (SZ).
In the 2023/24 season, Tetelman makes his tremendously anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut as Ruggero in in La rondine under the baton of Speranza Scappucci, followed closely by appearances as Pinkerton in the Met’s iconic Madama Butterfly of Anthony Minghella. He sees additional performances of Pinkerton with Festival Aix-en-Provence, and Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he also debuts the role of Luigi (Il tabarro) in Pınar Karabulut’s new production of Puccini’s Il trittico. Further operatic highlights of the season include a return to the title role of Werther for the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden in a new production by Robert Carsen, and a special one-night-only performance of Rodolfo in La bohème at Theater Dortmund.
On the concert stage, Jonathan Tetelman appears as soloist in Gala concerts with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin at the Berlin Konzerthaus, and with the Prague Philharmonia at Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum for an evening of Puccini. He performs New Year’s concerts with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon and the Borusan Festival in Istanbul, sings a solo recital in Gstaad, Switzerland, and is heard as soloist in mainland China at the Opening Gala Concert at the Shenzhen Belt Road Music Festival held at Shenzhen Concert Hall.
Jonathan Tetelman made highly auspicious debuts last season with the San Francisco Opera as Alfredo in La traviata, with Houston Grand Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca, and with the Salzburg Festival as Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth. Additionally, he was Rodolfo for Semperoper Dresden, Cavaradossi and Paolo in Francesca da Rimini at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Loris Ipanow in Fedora with Ópera de Las Palmas. In concert, Tetelman appeared with the Houston Symphony Orchestra as tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, performed with soprano Sylvia D’Eramo at the Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen, and joined soprano Angela Gheorghiu for concerts in Brussels and Paris, among others.
In the 2021/2022 season, Tetelman starred as Rodolfo in an operatic film of La bohème, co-produced by Radiotelevisione Italia (RAI) and Opera di Roma. He made his house debut at Theater an der Wien in a new production of Tosca and performed the role of Jacopo Foscari alongside Plácido Domingo in I due Foscari with Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He also was heard in Verdi’s rarity Stiffelio with Opéra national du Rhin and sang Loris Ipanow in Fedora with Oper Frankfurt. He presented numerous concerts in that season, touring Austria, Spain and Latvia alongside superstar mezzo Elīna Garanča and maestro Karel Mark Chichon. Tetelman was a soloist at the 169th Tivioli Festival Birthday Gala, sang a Gala concert honoring Birgit Nilsson in Sweden, and was heard as Rodolfo at the Grand Teton Music Festival in concert performances of La bohème.
After completing his performance studies program at The New School of Music, Mannes College and earning his undergraduate degree from Manhattan School of Music, Jonathan Tetelman made a series of acclaimed house and role debuts in rapid succession. These include his Covent Garden debut as both Alfredo in La traviata and Rodolfo in La bohème; Canio in Pagliacci and Cavaradossi in Tosca with Teatro Regio Torino; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opéra national de Montpellier; Tosca and Madama Butterfly at the Dresden Semperoper; Tosca at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Opéra de Lille; Werther with both the Gran Teatro Nacional de Lima and Opera del Teatro Solis in Montevideo; La bohème with Komische Oper Berlin, English National Opera and Fujian Grand Theatre in China; and the Duke in Rigoletto with the Berkshire Opera Festival.
Tetelman’s concert appearances in this period included the role of Don José in Carmen in further collaboration with Elīna Garanča on tour through Eastern Europe, broadcast on Bartók Radio. He saw performances with soprano Nadine Sierra at Festival Napa Valley, and joined soprano Kristine Opolais for Gala performances in Moscow and with the Wurth Philharmoniker in Künzelsau, Germany. He sang a Verdi Gala with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, was the soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood under Andris Nelsons, and was twice heard in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 first with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, and subsequently with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, led by Dan Ettinger.
Jonathan Tetelman recently signed an exclusive multi-album contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Together with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria and its principal conductor Karel Mark Chichon, he recorded his first album, entitled “Arias”, with music by Verdi and famous Verismo composers, a selection from the lyrical French repertoire, and duets with the Lithuanian soprano Vida Miknevičiûtė. It was released on August 12, 2022. His highly anticipated second album “The Great Puccini” is set to be released by Deutsche Grammophon on September 29, 2023. The album features excerpts from nine of Puccini’s operas, including famous arias such as “Nessun dorma”, “Che gelida manina”, and “E lucevan le stelle”. Among myriad standout moments of Jonathan Tetelman’s season, his album “Arias,” soared to a triumphant achievement: the esteemed Opus Klassik award honored him as the Young Artist of the Year 2023.
Johann Strauss II
Emperor’s Waltz, op. 437
Rigoletto: “Questa o quella”
Macbeth: “O figli, o figli miei!… Ah, la paterna mano”
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo Sinfonico
Overture from Carmen
L’elisir d’amore: “Una furtiva lagrima”
Johann Strauss II
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, op. 214
— Intermission 20 min —
Fedora: “Amor ti vieta”
La Gioconda: Danse des heures
Manon Lescaut: “Donna non vidi mai”
Tosca: “Scrivete… E lucevan le stelle”
Johann Strauss II
Overture from Der Zigeunerbaron
La tabernera del puerto: “No puede ser”
Johann Strauss II
The Blue Danube, op. 314
Welcoming in the New Year, the Gulbenkian Orchestra performs some of the most popular pieces in the repertoire. In this celebration of hope for the future and great success, Gulbenkian Música welcomes the conductor Frédéric Chaslin, whose career began as assistant to Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez. He then embarked on a very successful solo career, being a recurrent presence in the great European concert halls, both as conductor and as composer and pianist.
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