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Thomas Ades

Thomas Adès

English composer Thomas Adès conducted the premiere of his most recent opera, The Exterminating Angel, at the 2016 Salzburg Festival and then at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Royal Opera House, London. He conducted the premiere and revival of his opera The Tempest at the Royal Opera House, and a new production at the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and in 2022 at La Scala, Milan. Adès has been the Artistic Partner of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2016 and conducts the orchestra every year in Boston and at Tanglewood. As conductor, Adès also appears regularly with the Los Angeles and London Philharmonic orchestras, the Boston, London, BBC, Finnish Radio and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouworkest, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Recent highlights include conducting The Rake’s Progress at the Royal Opera House and Zürich Opera and debut concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic. Adès’ recordings have won awards including the Diapason d’Or de l’année in 2013 and a Best Opera GRAMMY in 2014.