Peter Feranec (Conductor)|
Peter Feranec was born in 1964 in Bratislava (Slovakia). In 1985 after
graduating from the Bratislava Academy of Music, he attended the Bartok
International Festival and Seminar in Hungary (1985-1987). The same year he
received a scholarship from the Russian Ministry of Culture and continued his
studies at the State Conservatory in St Petersburg under Maris Jansons
(graduated in 1990). After completing his postgraduate studies in Vienna in 1991
by Prof. K. Oesterreicher, Peter was selected as a conductor of the Slovak
National Opera House in Bratislava. He participated in the International
Competitions of Conductors — in Tokyo (1991), Budapest (1992), and Vienna
(1992). Since 1993 Peter conducted several opera productions at the Vienna
Chamber Opera as a principal conductor, led Mozart operas Le Nozze di Figaro and
Don Giovanni at the Vienna Festival Mozart in Schönbrunn in 1992 and 1993.
Peter made his debut as conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in
February 1995, leading an original-language production of Le Nozze di Figaro and
was appointed Principal Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre. At the Bolshoi he led
the productions of Lucia di Lammermoor , La Bohéme , La traviata (Season
1995/96), Aida (1996/97), Love for three Orange s (1997/98).
From 1997 to 2000 Peter was a Guest Conductor of The St Petersburg
Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmoniñ Orchestra, Orchestra du Capitol
Toulouse, Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonics, Czech
Philharmonics, Oslo Philharmonics, Moscow Symphonic Orchestra, Lisbon Symphony
Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and others.
He conducted opera performances at the Deutsche Oper ( Don Giovanni ), Koln
Opera House ( Il trittico , Love For Three Oranges ), the Prague National Opera
( Le Nozze di Figaro , Carmen , Rusalka , Adrienne Lecouvreur ), Théâtre du
Capitole ( Eugene Onegin ), the Mariinsky Theatre, Komische Oper in Berlin, the
Teatro Colón, the Norwegian National Opera.
In the season of 2004/2005 he made his debut at the Zurich Opera where he
conducted ballets Rubies and Theme and Variations , Le Sacre du printemps , The
Nutcracker , and Cinderella .
From June 2009 till December 2011 Peter Feranec has been Music Director and
Principal Conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. He became music director of the
productions of Swan Lake , Rusalka, La Juive, Un ballo in maschera, La Bohème
and The Sleeping Beauty .
Since 2012 Peter Feranec has been Music Director at the Janacek National
Opera House in Brno.