It would be wonderful to attend the performance twice and the second time around only look with one’s ears. The music under the Argentine conductor Alejo Pérez […] was performed with intensity of the highest order. Jürgen Kesting, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
As a conductor, Alejo Pérez possesses an inherent stylistic awareness and the ability to bring every detail of the most complex score to life. This has consistently secured him a firm place on the international opera and concert scene.
In his role as music director, Alejo Pérez has been forming the sonic identity of the Flemish Opera since September 2019 – a theatre which has received much international recognition in recent years. There, he made strong appearances in new productions of Pelléas et Mélisande (directed by Abramovich, Cherkaoui), Lohengrin (David Alden), Don Carlos (Johan Simons), Schreker’s Schmied von Gent (Ersan Mondtag) and C(h)oeurs 2022 by Alain Platel. During the Flemish Opera’s 2022/23 season he will conduct new productions of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Ivo van Hove) and Tristan and Isolde (Philippe Grandrieux), as well as such symphonic masterpieces as Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.
In recent years, the conductor has appeared to great acclaim at the Salzburg Festival (including a performance of Gounod’s Faust with the Vienna Philharmonic), at the Teatro Colón (Parsifal, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos), at the Semperoper Dresden, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Highlights of the 2022/23 season include his debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo with Tannhäuser and his return to the Wiener Staatsoper (Werther) and the Staatsoper Stuttgart (Werther). Following his successful debüt with War and Peace in September 2021, he will continue his collaboration with Grand Théâtre de Genève and Calixto Bieito for a new production of Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.