Intermusica announces the signing of conductor Rory Macdonald for worldwide general management
Published: 14 March 2011
Intermusica is delighted to announce the signing of conductor Rory Macdonald for worldwide general management.
Widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and talented British conductors of his generation, Macdonald has worked extensively both in the opera house and in symphonic repertoire. He is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, recently conducting Hansel and Gretel and Barber of Seville, and also at English National Opera, where he returns this autumn for L'Elisir d'Amore. He made his North American operatic debut conducting Carmen for Canadian Opera, leading to an invitation to conduct a new production of Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Chicago Lyric, and in future seasons he will conduct a new production of Magic Flute at San Francisco Opera and Carmen for Houston Grand Opera.
Equally at home conducting symphonic repertoire, Rory Macdonald works regularly with the Hallé, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony and Lahti Symphony Orchestras and forthcoming debuts include Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Ulster Orchestra and RTE National Symphony.
Rory Macdonald studied music at Cambridge, was Assistant Conductor to Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra (2001-2003), and to Mark Elder at the Hallé (2006-2008). He was also a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House (2004-2006) where he worked closely with Antonio Pappano on major projects such as the complete Ring cycle.