Diego Matheuz Conductor


Feeling comfortable in a wide repertoire ranging from Mozart to Mahler, Bruckner or Shostakovich, Ginastera, Márquez and Marsalis, Diego Matheuz draws his inspiration from a background as concertmaster of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, but also his conducting teacher José Antonio Abreu and his mentor Claudio Abbado. 

He was Principal Conductor of La Fenice Opera House in Venice, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Mozart Bologna, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In Europe and North America, he is regularly working with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Spanish National Orchestra, the BBC and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. 

As an opera conductor, he worked at the Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Palau des Arts in Valencia, and more recently at Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Rossini Festival Pesaro and the Theater an der Wien. 

In 2020, he conducted Bartóks's Bluebeard’s Castle and Barber's A Hand of Bridge at La Fenice. In 2021, he conducted Aida at the Arena di Verona and, in 2022, The Barber of Seville at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Die Fledermaus in Tokyo, Count Ory at the Festival Rossini in Pesaro as well as Bernstein's Mass in Rome. He will make his stage debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York in 2023 with Carmen. 

In Venezuela, Diego carries out intense periods of formation and expands the repertoire of the Sistema programme orchestras. In addition, in 2018 Diego Matheuz founded MACH in Colico, Italy, a project which allows students from all over the world to follow free classes and a chance to play alongside their teachers.

Paris Opera debut

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 10 June to 13 July 2025

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