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Biography
Following his studies at the University of Cambridge, English conductor Adrian Kelly became a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and was then a coach at the Hamburg State Opera. He is currently Music Director at the Salzburger Landestheater.
He has worked regularly at the Salzburg Festival, including assisting Ingo Metzmacher on Luigi Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore and Wolfgang Rihm’s Dionysos. He has also worked with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Mark Elder, Peter Schneider, Nicola Luisotti, Philippe Jordan and Simone Young. He has been musical director of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival since 2015.
His engagements included appearances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and a tour of the USA conducting the Baroque pastiche The Infernal Comedy with actor John Malkovich. In the summer of 2014 he conducted a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at Central City Opera in Colorado.
From 2010-2017 he was first Kapellmeister at the Landestheater (State Theater) in Salzburg, working regularly with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. He has conducted numerous productions in Salzburg, such as Krenek’s Jonny spielt auf, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Massenet’s Werther. In February 2016 he conducted the critically acclaimed Austrian premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain. Recent highlights in Salzburg include The Tales of Hoffmann, Le nozze di Figaro, Hänsel und Gretel in the Felsenreitschule as well as Mozart's Idomeneo and La bohème at the Haus für Mozart.
In the upcoming season he will conduct Massenet’s Manon, and a cycle of all three Mozart/da Ponte operas.


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