Born in Buenos Aires, Rubén Dubrovsky has made a name for himself in recent years with a number of excellent and enthusiastically reviewed opera productions. His current operatic repertoire extends from Lully to Gluck, Mozart and Rossini, and includes a major focus on the operas of Händel (Orlando, Rinaldo, Tamerlano, Radamisto, Guilio Cesare, Semiramide, Agrippina, Oresete, Semele, Alcina). Notable recent performances include Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso and Haendel´s Serse at Oper Bonn, Soler’s Arbore di Diana at the Palau de les Arts Valencia, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Porpora’s Polifemo at the Theater an der Wien, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte in Buenos Aires, Gluck’s Alceste, Mozart’s Idomeneo und Rossini’s Tancredi and Semiramide at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro at Oper Köln, and Händel’s Semele at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, Scarlatti’s Il primo omicidio at Staatstheater Hannover and Händel’s Alcina at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen. He also conducts at the Händel Festivals in Halle and Karlsruhe, the Whitsun Festival in Melk, as well as successful productions at Oper Kiel, the Staatstheater Darmstadt (Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte) and the Wiener Kammeroper.
Amongst his engagements for the 2020/21 season are a production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich and a new production of Agrippina at Oper Bonn.
Rubén Dubrovsky is the founder and artistic leader of the Bach Consort Wien which has performed at such auspices as the Wiener Musikverein, Theater an der Wien, the Händel Festival Halle, the Mozart Weeks in Salzburg, and on numerous other international stages. In 2019, the ensemble celebrated its 20th anniversary at Musikverein Wien. Furthermore, he leads the instrumental and vocal ensemble Third Coast Baroque in Chicago.
As of 2019/20 he is Artistic Director of Bach Collegium München.
Dubrovsky’s passionate research work into the music of South American and its roots in European Baroque music was turned into a television production by ORF and 3sat under the title Bach to the Roots. The corresponding CD, Vidala, was nominated for the German Recording Prize. He also regularly conducts the Easter concerts broadcast by ORF and 3sat, most recently with Bach’s b-minor Mass from the Abbey at Klosterneuburg.
Dubrovsky has made live recordings of Händel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Stabat Mater, which were released on the Gramola label in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Additional recordings featuring Dubrovsky and his Bach Consort Wien include Terry Wey’s CD of works for solo-countertenor, Pace e Guerra, on the Harmonia Mundi label, and Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux’s Hommage à Vivaldi on SONY Classics.
Dubrovsky’s symphonic repertoire extends from Haydn in to the modern era. In recent years he has conducted works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Pärt at the Tonhalle Zürich, at the Musikkollegium Winterthur and Mozarteum Salzburg, in the Brucknerhaus Linz and Teatro Monumental Madrid as well as in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.
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