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Conductor

Aleksandar Markovic

"Whenever I shed a tear at the end of Der Rosenkavalier I know the conductor's got it right. On this one I ran out of hankies" Mark Valenica, Whatsonstage

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Pawel Marciniak
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Ekaterina Yazykova
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Biography Highlights

Current Season

Eugene Onegin at the Seattle Opera, Concerts with Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic, 

Other Engagements

Salome, Der fliegende Holländer, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci, Le nozze di Figaro, Romeo et Juliette, Traviata, Nabucco, Norma at Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, Janacek’s Jenufa and Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at Opera North.  Concerts with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, DSO Berlin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, RTE Symphony Orchestra of Irland, Belgian National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony, the Qatar Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Wiener Philharmoniker, Dresdner Philharmonie, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, and Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, and Silesian Philharmonic.

Portraits

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Berlioz

Symphonie Fantastique, 5. Sogne d'une nuit da Sabbat

Berlioz

Symphonie Fantastique, 5. Sogne d'une nuit da Sabbat

Discography

Aleksandar in Dagmar Peckova: Sinful Women

Dagmar Peckova: Sinful Women

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Aleksandar Markovic

Reviews & Press

The Orchestra of Opera North - Christmas Concert

the concert’s biggest strength lay in the conductor, Aleksandar Markovic. Opera North’s new Music Director, a long-time resident of Vienna, has worked for many years in, and on the fringes of, the old Austrian Empire, and his idiomatic reading of the music of 19th Century Vienna came as no surprise. Shifts in rhythm and dynamics were controlled with firmness, but flexibility, and his love of the slow-(very) fast Hungarian dance, the Czardas, was obvious: Lehar’s Hor’ ich Cymbalklange from Zigeunerliebe found Heather Lowe and the orchestra both at full throttle.

- Ron Simpson

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The Orchestra of Opera North - Fantastic Dreams and Visions - Concert

 in Markovic’s authoritative interpretation Scriabin’s sensuous musical language and instant mood creation came through strongly.

- Ron Simpson

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Seattle Opera - Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

the music was broadcasting it like a prism in direct sunlight! All of the score’s sweeping romance, elegant grandeur, and intimate melancholy was masterfully brought to life by conductor Aleksandar Markovic, making his Seattle Opera debut. Under his leadership, the orchestra, made up of members of Seattle Symphony Orchestra, swelled into plush cascades of sound. The famous musical motifs emerged out of the score with power and clarity, but organically and without overt quotations around them. The more serene moments of isolated instrumental lines were movingly etched.

- John Carroll , Operawire

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Conductor Aleksandar Marković skillfully molded the corresponding shifts, from the melancholy to the delirious – the dance numbers came to life with palpable excitement – yet needed more dramatic urgency, particularly in the first act.

- Thomas May , Bachtrack

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the drama achieves tragicomic grandeur thanks to conductor Aleksandar Markovič. Taking his time setting the scene of seemingly placid country life, he minutely paces the soprano through the many musical beats of the her exalted “letter scene” to a beautiful climax. From that point onward, every scene, crowded or intimate, festive or solitary, moves the story relentlessly forward.   The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have long been a mighty asset in the pit at McCaw Hall; this time, under Markovič’s shaping hand, they excelled themselves, particularly the solo winds so important to Tchaikovsky’s sound palette. 

- Roger Downey , Opera Today

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