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MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA & PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF BARBIERI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

The Spanish Conductor Óliver Díaz dominates an extensive repertoire from baroque to contemporary music. He has directed concerts in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Romania, the United States and South America.

He has been already conducted almost all the Spanish prestigious Orchestras besides the New Amsterdam Symphony, Targu Mures Of Baltimore and City of Lima Orchestra, among many others.

Between 1998 and 2001 he settled in Baltimore, USA, studying at the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University. In 2002 he became the first Spanish musician – – selected, admitted and awarded with the “Bruno Walter” scholarship at the New York Juilliard School of Music, studying with maestros such as Otto Werner Mueller, Charles Dutoit or Yuri Temirkanov.

In the operatic field he has conducted titles such as  “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Aida”, “La traviata”, “Rigoletto”, “La bohème”, “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Carmen” or “Il barbiere di Siviglia”.

In 2011 he made his debut at the La Zarzuela Theater in Madrid, conducting “Luisa Fernanda”. He returned in 2012 to perform “El Gato Montés” and a year later for “Marina”. In 2014 he replaced Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos in the production of “Los Diamantes de la Corona”, a production that was nominated for the “International Opera Awards 2015”. In 2015 he was appointed Musical Director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid

 He also conducted the ceremony of the “Premios Líricos Teatro Campoamor” and the operetta “Katiuska” in Oviedo, as well as “Rigoletto” in Pamplona, “Doña Francisquita” at the Grand Theater of Lima and “Los diamantes de la corona” in Seville. The year 2016 was a huge step forward in his career, debuting at the Teatre Liceu of Barcelona and the Teatro Real of Madrid conducting the galas of the Viñas Awards.

Within the 2016/2017 season he has opened the season of La Zarzuela Theater with the new production of “Las golondrinas” with Giancarlo del Monaco as stage director. He also has conducted the Spanish opera “El Gato Montés” in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia of Valencia, “Rigoletto” in the Teatre Principal of Palma de Mallorca, and “Il Trovatore” in the Teatro Calderón of Valladolid. He will also make his debut in the Helikon Theater of Moscow, conducting a new production of “Il Trovatore”.

He has more than a dozen CDs and DVDs released by record labels like Subterfuge Records, Infinity Studios, La Factoria Records, GijónDnota, Elemental Films, Warner Music Spain and 18 Chulo Records. His last recording is a work titled “Guitar Concertos” with the guitarist Miguel Trápaga.

Since 2012 he is the vice-president of the Spanish Association of Orchestra Conductors (AESDO).