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Upcoming Performances in Montreal and San Diego

As Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Rafael Payare takes to the podium for several engagements this spring. Highlights include two performances with pianist Daniil Trifonov (April 20 & 21), two evenings of Bruckner 7 (May 10 & 11), a performance with Rose Naggar-Tremblay, mezzo-soprano and winner of the 2021 OSM Competition (May...


Conducting Tosca in Copenhagen

On April 2, Payare makes his debut at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Opera, where he takes the podium for a six-performance run of Puccini’s Tosca. Maria Pia Piscitelli and Ann Petersen share the title role, opposite Niels Jørgen Riis (Cavaradossi) and Jens Søndergaard and Sebastian Cantana (Scarpia) in a revival of Peter Langdal’s classic staging. Performances run...


Debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

On February 17, Rafael Payare makes his first appearance with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, launching a Scandinavian tour highlighted by the ensemble’s Norwegian debut. At concerts in Bergen, Norway (Feb 17), Oslo (Feb 19) and Aalborg, Denmark (Feb 20), he conducts the overture to Mozart’s Don Giovanni followed by Schumann’s Violin Concerto, with Gramophone...