A seasoned conductor well-known among the international opera houses, John Fiore is praised for his musicality and his skillful expression on the podium. Maestro Fiore has led acclaimed performances in a diverse range of symphonic and operatic repertoire with the some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in the world. He is a frequent guest conductor at many of the foremost opera houses in Europe and the United States, with which he enjoys enduring relationships. After returning to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in June to conduct Tosca, highlights of Mr. Fiore’s 2019-20 season include a new production of Samson and Delilah at the Washington National Opera, Eugene Onegin at the Royal Swedish Opera, La Forza del Destino at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Fidelio, Les Comptes de Hoffman, and Die Fledermaus with his frequent collaborators at the Semperoper Dresden, and symphonic concerts with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Staatstheater Nurnberg Orchester, and Robert Schumann Philharmonie, among others.
Mo. Fiore has been the Music Director of several leading opera companies including the Norwegian Opera, where he served from 2009 through 2015 as the institution’s first music director in over a decade. There, he conducted on average over thirty performances of opera, ballet, and symphonic concerts per season, including several world premieres. Mo. Fiore returns to the Norwegian Opera regularly, most recently to conduct a production of Tosca. He was also formerly Music Director of the Deutsche Oper-am-Rhein (1998-2009), where he kept an intensive and extensive schedule conducting in the company’s two houses in the neighboring Rhineland cities of Düsseldorf and Duisburg. Throughout his decade-long tenure there, he led more than sixty different operas in diverse repertoire covering German, Italian, Russian, French, and Czech languages. Concurrent with his appointment at the Deutsche Oper-am-Rhein, Mr. Fiore was also General Music Director of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and led full seasons of symphonic concert repertoire.