One of the leading exponents of the bel canto and French repertoires, Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola is in demand in opera houses and concert halls all over the world. From 2012 to 2019 he was the artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France and is currently the principal guest conductor of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
Plans for 2019/20 include Luisa Miller at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, L’elisir d’amore at the Glyndebourne Festival, Don Pasquale at the Zurich Opera, Le Prophète and concert performances of Dinorah at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and concerts with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Forum for Music in Wrocław, the Nuremberg State Philharmonic and, in the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights of the 2018/19 season included his Vienna State Opera debut in Don Pasquale and performances of La Fille du régiment at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Il turco in Italia at the Zurich Opera, a new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Rigoletto at the Bregenz Festival and concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the London Philharmonic. Among the works that he conducted with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France were Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with Cédric Tiberghien and music by Respighi.
Earlier engagements included L’elisir d’amore at the Met, Don Giovanni at the Oslo Opera, I puritani at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne and Maria Stuarda, Il barbiere di Siviglia and I puritani at the Zurich Opera. In the concert hall he has conducted the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Philharmonia, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. His work with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France is also documented on CD.
In October 2018 Enrique Mazzola was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his services to French music.