EVE QUELER - CONDUCTOR |
The American conductor Eve Queler is the Music Director of the Opera Orchestra of New York who perform mainly rare operas in concert version in Carnegie Hall. In 1995-96 the renown institution celebrated its 25th anniversary and Mo. Queler has been conducting more than 60 operas. The four to five performances each season are broadcast on National Public Radio, some of them were live-recorded like Massenet's Le Cid with Placido Domingo, Donizetti's Gemma di Vergy, Verdi's Aroldo with Moserrat Caballe, Puccini's Edgar with Renata Scotto and Carlo Bergonzi. All of them are the only existing CDs of these works. Queler's recordings of Janacek's Jenufa with Gabriela Benaackova and Leonie Rysanek belong to the historically important releases. She has also made studio recordings of the opera rarities: Guntram by Richard Strauss and Nerone by Arrigo Boito.
Mo. Eve Queler aslo conducts the symphonic repertory and has worked with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal Orchestra, San Antonio Orchestra, Orchestra of the Rome Opera, the Edmonton Orchestra and many other American orchestras.
She has quest conducted at the opera of Nice, Teatro Liceu in Barcelona (I Vespri Siciliani with Caballe and Domingo), Austalian National Opera in Sydney (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail), New York City Opera (Le Nozzi di Figaro with Samuel Ramey), in Las Palmas (Elisir d'Amore with Leo Nucci), at the Marklinski Theater/Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg (Mateppa), at the National Theater Brno (Jenufa), the Hamburg Staatoper (Dom Pasquale), Der Fliegende Hollander at the Kessel Opera, the Smetana Divaldo in Prague (Carmenand Rigoletto) and at the Bonn opera (Jenufa and La Traviata and Fidelio). She also conducted concert version performances at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, gala performance of Bellini's I Puritani with Alfredo Kraus with the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London and Giordano's Fedora for the French Radio ORTF in Paris.
Mo. Queler has conducted at the Pretoria Arts Center for a production of Les Contes d'Hoffman, she also conducted an opera gala for the South African TV as well as Orff's Carmina Burana and the Sibelius violin concerto. In Canada she led Il Barbiere di Seviglia with Opera Hamilton. Gala Verdi concerts in Mannheim and Wiesbaden in January 1996 were extremely successful. In June 96, she was a guest at the "Las Palmas Opera Festival" with Fidelio with excellent public and critical success.
During the "Silver Jubilee" 95/96 of the Opera Orchestra of New York, Eve Queler conducted Bellini's Norma (with Jane Eaglen), Armida by Rossini (with Renee Fleming) as well as Giovanna d'Arco by Verdi (with June Anderson). In 1997 the concert opera performances at Carnegie Hall continued with La Cenerentola, Tristan und Isolde and Emani.
In May 1997 Queler made her debut at the Frankfurt Opera conducting performances of Rossini's Tancred.
Eve Queler has worked with many famous singers, the list includes to the already mentioned ones also Behrens, Borodina, Cappuccilli, Chernov, Devia, Dimitrova, Gedda, Hvorostovsky, Leech, Millio, Ricciarelli, Sabbatini and Vaness.
Eve Queler has many distinctions including two honorary doctorates. In march 1995 she was honored by New York University for a Leading Womain in the Arts while in September of that year, the "Butterfly Award" of the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation was presented to her for her outstanding work with performances of Puccini's lesser known works.
A native of New York City, Ms. Queler studied at the Mannes College in New York and followed master classes with famous conductors like Igor Merkevich and Walter Suskind. She has made a name for herself also with various publications on rare operas and made critical editions of three of Donizetti operas.