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WILL HUMBURG

The German conductor Will Humburg commenced his studies under Horst Stein and Christoph von Dohnányi in his native Hamburg. In the mid-eighties, parallel to engagements with the opera houses of Bremen and Hagen, he received increasing opportunities to guest, and had, within a few years, made a name for himself in innumerable operas and concerts. Some of his initial venues were the Aalto Theatre in Essen, the opera houses of Turin and Lisbon, the Radio Orchestras of Naples and Rome, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the “Ferrara Musica” Festival, the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini in Parma, and the Orchestra della Toscana in Florenz. As director of the “Laboratorio Lirico” festival of contemporary music in Alessandria (Piemont), he conducted a series of world and national premières of composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Siegfried Matthus and Peter Maxwell Davies.

As chief conductor of the Muenster Opera Theatre, and the Muenster Symphony Orchestra, Will Humburg was in a position to create, between 1992 and 2004, a long series of superb, nationally acclaimed productions. In his very first year he was singled out by the German Union of Music Publishers for the best concert series of that season.

Highlights of his work in Muenster include Wagner’s Ring cycle (1999/2001), world premières of Azio Corghi’s Divara - Wasser und Blut (1993) and Sen’ja (2003), as well as critically-acclaimed productions of Le Grand Macabre (Ligeti), Don Carlo, Tristan und Isolde and Die Meistersaenger von Nuernberg.

In the year 2000 Will Humburg, taking over from Giuseppe Sinopoli, conducted concert performances of both Siegfried and Goetterdaemmerung at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. Since that time he has been a regular guest at this world theatre. His broad-ranging repertoire of over 80 operas, and his dynamic interpretations, renowned for their stylistic authenticity, have made Will Humburg one of the most sought-after conductors for both concert and opera. Guest venues include: Teatro alla Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Dresden Semperoper, the Stuttgart State Theatre, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Budapest State Theatre, Teatro Sao Carlos, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Duesseldorf), Teatro Bellini (Catania), the Teatro Lirico (Cagliari), Teatro Massimo (Palermo) the Megaron (Athens) and the Academy of St Cecilia (Rome). In 2002 he toured Japan with the ensemble of the Budapest State Opera, conducting Bizet’s “Carmen”.

Of particular interest is Will Humburg’s reputation as a leading interpreter of contemporary music. In an artistic collaboration spanning two decades, he and the Italian composer Azio Corghi have produced altogether four operas, including Divara and Tat’jana, the latter having its world première at the Teatro alla Scala in 2000. His repertoire also includes the central works of Ligeti, Penderecki, Zimmermann, Nono, Henze, Matthus and Rihm.

Beginning in 1990, Will Humburg has had several successful collaborations with Naxos, including complete recordings of La Bohème, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Il Trovatore. His recording of Verdi’s “Falstaff” was chosen by the magazine Gramophone as Editor’s Choice of the Month.

For further information, please visit www.willhumburg.de.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Opera Naxos 8.501054
A to Z Gift Pack Naxos 8.554775
Classic Bouquet Naxos 8.505080
Die Welt der Oper Naxos 8.503061
NESSUN DORMA! - Beruhmte Arien & Duette aus italienischen Opern Naxos 8.503085


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Opera
20 YEARS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Naxos Anniversary Collection (Naxos Denmark) Naxos
8.570598
Opera
A TO Z OF OPERA Naxos Educational
8.555037-38
Opera
A TO Z OF OPERA (The) (2nd expanded edition) Naxos Educational
8.558216-17
Opera
BEST OF OPERA Naxos
8.570048
Opera
BEST OF OPERA I Naxos
8.571079
Opera, Orchestral
BEST OF OPERA II Naxos
8.571080
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 1 Naxos
8.553166
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 2 Naxos
8.553167
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 3 Naxos
8.553168
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 4 Naxos
8.554682
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 5 Naxos
8.554683
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS 1998 Naxos
8.551182
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS 2005 Naxos
8.556814
Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS 2006 Naxos
8.556833
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 4 Naxos
8.556624
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.556625
Opera
CLASSICAL INSPIRATIONS, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.551236
Orchestral
Classical Music From TV Advert Naxos
8.554589
Opera
CLASSICS AT THE MOVIES - SUSPENSE Naxos
8.556810
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Comedy 1 Naxos
8.556811
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Comedy 2 Naxos
8.556812
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Romance Naxos
8.556804
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Sci-Fi Naxos
8.556801
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Thrillers Naxos
8.556809
Orchestral
Classics at the Movies: War Naxos
8.556808
Opera
Collection: A Lover's Gift - From Him To Her Naxos AudioBooks
NA138912
Opera
CORGHI: Divara - Wasser und Blut Naxos
8.554818-19
Opera
Discover Music of the Romantic Era Naxos Educational
8.558155-56
Opera
DISCOVER OPERA Naxos Educational
8.558196-97
Opera
FAMOUS OPERA CHORUSES Naxos
8.571078
Opera
FAVOURITE SOPRANO ARIAS (Luba Orgonasova) Naxos
8.550605
Opera
GREAT OPERA (10-CD Box set) Naxos
8.501054
Opera
HOREN - LERNEN - WACHSEN: Music for Babies and Children Naxos
8.551218
Orchestral
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL NZ 2001 Naxos
8.555883
Orchestral
Italian Opera Choruses Naxos
8.553963
Opera
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Grandioser Gesang Naxos
8.551304-05
Opera
Klassiska Favoriter Guld - Det bästa av det bästa ur Klassiska Favoriter (Gold Classical Favorites) Naxos
8.503129
Opera
KLASSISKA FAVORITER: OPERA (Classical Favourites: Opera) Naxos
8.503021
Opera
Largo al Factotum Naxos
8.555922DX
Opera
LARGO AL FACTOTUM: Great Operatic Arias for Baritone Naxos
8.555922
Opera
MCCLEERY, D.: Discover Music of the Romantic Era (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
NA495212
Opera
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SCOTLAND: A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110519
Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SEVILLE AND GRANADA (NTSC) Naxos
2.110510
Classical Concert
NAXOS 15TH ANNIVERSARY CD Naxos
8.555964
Orchestral
NAXOS SELECTION: Highlights Naxos
8.571000
Opera
NESSUN DORMA AND OTHER FAVOURITE ITALIAN TENOR ARIAS Naxos
8.554065
Opera
NIGHT AT THE OPERA (A) Naxos
8.554575
Opera
O MIO BABBINO CARO - FAMOUS SOPRANO ARIAS FROM ITALIAN OPERA Naxos
8.555796
Opera
OPERA AT THE MOVIES Naxos
8.551164
Opera
OPERA BOX Naxos
8.503203
Opera
OPERA'S GREATEST MOMENTS Naxos
8.557926-27
Opera
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue No. 4: Toon Time Naxos
8.578011-12
Opera
Pearl Fishers and Other Famous Operatic Duets Naxos
8.555797
Opera
PERFECT ROMANCE Naxos
8.570029
Opera
PUCCINI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556670
Opera
PUCCINI (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552119-20
Opera
PUCCINI : The Best OF Puccini Naxos
8.551120
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Boheme (La) (Highlights) (Orgonasova, Welch, Gonzales, Previati, Humburg) Naxos
8.553151
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Boheme (La) (Humburg) Naxos
8.660003-04
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Opera excerpts Phoenix Edition
Phoenix150
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Ultimate Opera Album (The) Naxos
8.578066-67
Opera
ROSSINI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556683
Opera
ROSSINI, G.: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (The Barber of Seville) (Highlights) (Servile, Ganassi, Vargas, A. Romero, Humburg) Naxos
8.553436
Opera
ROSSINI: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) Naxos
8.660027-29
Opera
Ten Years Of Success Naxos
8.554103
Opera
The Best of Naxos 8 Naxos
8.551201
Opera
THE PEARL FISHERS DUETS Naxos
8.554587
Opera
VERDI (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552121-22
Opera
VERDI, G.: Ultimate Opera Album (The) Naxos
8.578068-69
Opera
VERDI: Falstaff (Highlights) Naxos
8.555846
Opera
VERDI: Trovatore (Il) Naxos
8.660023-24
Opera
VERDI: Trovatore (Il) (Highlights) Naxos
8.554707
Opera





 
 
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