In January 2011, Guillermo García Calvo enjoyed an overwhelming success among critics and the public with the premiere of Tristan and Isolde at the Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo. From September 2013 on, he will be in charge of a new production of the Ring des Nibelungen. In December 2009, Guillermo García Calvo conducted the new production of Macbeth at the Vienna State Opera standing in for Daniele Gatti, shortly after having celebrated his debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with another new production in May 2009, La Cenerentola.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, he conducted the Verdi Requiem at the Victory Square of Timisoara in December 2009 – a moving event for the country honoured by the participation of Herta Müller, Nobel Prize winner in Literature.
At the Aalto-Theater Essen, elected to the Best German Theatre of the Year by the German press, he has conducted the première of L’Elisir d’amore, as well as numerous performances of I Puritani, Nabucco and La Bohème during the seasons 2009/2010 and 2010/2011.
Guillermo García Calvo has always maintained a strong relation with the Vienna State Opera ever since he started working there in November 2004, having been responsible for the musical preparation of more than 50 operas in its repertoire. Moreover, he has conducted more than 60 performances at the renowned opera house, interpreting titles such as Macbeth (Première), The Magic Flute, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Don Quixote, La Traviata, Giselle, L’Elisir d’amore, Mayerling, Anna Karenina and Swan Lake.
Born in Madrid in 1978 Guillermo García Calvo began his musical education at the age of seven. He concluded his musical studies at the University of Music in Vienna with a thesis on Parsifal and a performance of the Overture from Tannhäuser in the Großer Saal at the Musikverein. Between 2001 and 2002 he worked as assistant for Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra and in the summer of 2007 for Christian Thielemann and Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuther Festspiele. In March 2003 he celebrated his debut as opera conductor with a performance of Hansel and Gretel at the Schlosstheater, Schoenbrunn.
He has conducted the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Valencian Community Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Principado de Asturias, the Orchestra of the city of Granada, the Symphony Orchestra of Las Palmas, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra (Spanish Radio and Television), the Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Sofia and the Orchestra of the Volksoper of Vienna.
Future highlights include numerous performances at the Vienna State Opera (La fille du régiment, L’Elisir d’amore, Il Barbiere di Siviglia), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearlfishers) - concertante performances, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Barbiere di Siviglia), at the Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo (Das Rheingold) as well as concerts with the Spanish National Orchestra, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and others.