Iván López-Reynoso Conductor
- Principal and Artistic Director of the Orchestra of Teatro Bellas Artes, Mexico City
- Principal Guest Conductor Oviedo Filarmonia, Spain
As an opera conductor, Ivan Lopez-Reynoso made a noted debut at Opera Bellas Artes at the young age of 20 with Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, followed by a list of some of the most significant titles of the repertoire including La Traviata, Aida and Madame Butterfly. Showing this early talent to conduct opera he was invited by Maestro Alberto Zedda to conduct il viaggio a Reims in 2014 at the Rossini Opera Festival and becoming the youngest guest opera conductor and returning for further three operas and concerts. Further engagements include Teatro Real Madrid, Opera de Oviedo, ABAO in Bilbao, Teatro Maestranza Seville, Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Festival Granda in Lima, Staatstheater Braunschweig, León (Mexico), Royal Opera House in Muscat. His current opera repertoire of forty-four operas ranges from Mozart to Sciarrino, including Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Wagner, Humperdinck and Bizet. In 2017 he made his German opera debut with Rigoletto at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, following the invitation to become its Deputy Music Director (Erster Kapellmeister) for the following two seasons. His future engagements include Il Pirata at Opernhaus Zurich; Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Santa Fe Opera; Norma at Opera de Oviedo; Fidelio, Falstaff, Ascanio in Alba and The little cunning vixen at Opera de Bellas Artes.
The versatility of Iván López Reynoso, considered one of the most important young conductors from the younger generation, has led him to conduct different disciplines and styles such as opera, early music and contemporary music. His extensive operatic repertoire includes more than forty titles, including Aida, The Flying Dutchman, Carmen, La bohème, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberfloete, Don Giovanni, La clemenza di Tito, Le conte Ory, Il viaggio a Rheims, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Il turco in Italia, I Puritani, Werther, Don Carlo, Tosca, Hansel und Gretel, l’elisir d’amore, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and Rigoletto. His deep interest in Rossini's repertoire has recently led him to present important pieces such as the orchestral version of the Petite Messe Solennelle and the Stabat Mater, as well as performance workshops and the premiere of the operas Le comte Ory, Il viaggio a Reims and the cantata Il pianto d'Armonia sulla morte di Orfeo with the tenor Javier Camarena.
As a symphonic conductor Lopez-Reynoso is invited to some of the most important orchestras both in Europe and Mexico. In 2019 he was appointed Associate Conductor of Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (OFUNAM). His work with the OFUNAM so far has featured critically acclaimed performances of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2; Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Javier Camarena; Ginastera’s Violin Concerto with Michael Barenboim; Schumman’s Piano Concerto with Yulianna Avdeeva, Elgar’s Enigma variations; Sofia Gubaidulina’s Warum? Wozu? Wodurch?; Saint-Saëns’ The carnival of the animals as well as world premieres. A regular guest conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra Mexico’s and Symphony Orchestra of Mexico State, his work with these orchestras includes some of the large orchestration pieces like Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie and Don Quixote, as well as Shostakovich’s 7th “Leningrad” and Ravel’s Suite from Daphnis et Chloe. Other guest appearances include Sinfonica de Madrid, Sinfónica de Navarra, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Sinfónica Rossini and Filarmónica Rossini. He led soloists including Yulianna Avdeeva, Michael Barenboim, Gabriela Montero and Agustin Hadelich.
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso began piano and violin lessons at a very young age in his native Guanajuato. At 15, he entered Conservatorio de las Rosas in Mexico City to further his studies in conducting, graduating with honours.
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso masters several instruments including piano, violin, and voice (countertenor).
In 2018 he received the Diego Rivera State Prize of the Arts for his contribution to music
Nimrod by Elgar, conductor Ivan Lopez-Reynoso (Feb. 2020)
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso conducts La Fille du Régiment
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso Danzon Num. 2 by Marquez
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso: Shostakovich Suite Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Finale), 2019
ILR conducts Vivaldi Stabat Mater (Aug 2020)
ILR conducts Grieg's Holberg Suite, Op. 40 (Aug 2020)
ILR conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G (Aug. 2020)
ILR conducts and sings Bach's cantata BWW 82 "Ich habe genug" (Aug. 2020)
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso participates in a pre-opera talk: Cosí fan tutte (Sevilla, Nov. 2020)
Lopez-Reynoso conducts Cosí fan tutte
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso sings "Te lo ruego sauce", Mexican song by Roberto Bañuelas
Lopez-Reynoso conduct "Il viaggio a Reims" at Opera Bellas Artes
Beethoven: Die Weihe des Hauses (Overture)
Beethoven's 9th symphony
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso: Suite Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Scene VI and Interlude IV), OFUNAM
Ivan Lopez-Reynoso: Berlioz, Hungarian march from La Damnation de Faust, OFUNAM
Cosí fan tutte (Seville): Laudable work in the pit of the young Mexican maestro Iván López-Reynoso (Platea Magazine)
Cosí fan tutte (Seville): He folded with total ease and good taste to drama and song, with sublime moments (El Correo Sevilla)
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