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Tobias Ringborg

Conductor

  • Most of the drama comes from the pit, thanks to Tobias Ringborg's big-boned musical approach.
    Hugh Canning, Sunday Times
  • in the pit, Tobias Ringborg and the Scottish Opera Orchestra pay scintillating attention to the score, holding the tension on a tight rein, and whipping up a real storm
    Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times
  • Directed from the fortepiano by Tobias Ringborg, the orchestral playing is bold and imaginatively coloured
    Anna Picard, Independent of Sunday
  • Tobias Ringborg has established himself on the concert platform as conductor and violinist, as in the opera house. His career started in 1994 when he won the prestigious Soloist Prize in Sweden. The same year he graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and his violin studies continued at the Juilliard School in New York. He has appeared with every Swedish and several of the Scandinavian orchestras, both as soloist and conductor.

    As an operatic conductor he made his debut in 2001 at the Stockholm Folkoperan and has since then been closely associated with the Royal Swedish Opera. He has also conducted productions at Malmö Opera, the Norwegian Opera, the Danish National Opera and Oper Leipzig. In 2005, he made his London debut with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Barbican.

    In recent seasons Tobias Ringborg has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the 2011 Nobel Prize Ceremony, Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera and Scottish Opera, La Bohème, Don Giovanni and Macbeth at Opera North, Idomeneo in Malmö, Turandot and L’elisir d’amore in Gothenburg, Turandot at the Royal Swedish Opera, Die Fledermaus in Oslo, and Madama Butterfly at New Zealand Opera.

    The 14/15 season offers Le comte Ory in Malmö, Le Nozze di Figaro at Norrlandsoperan, and Il Trovatore at Scottish Opera, as well as concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra of Opera North and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

    In 2012 Tobias Ringborg was appointed Principal conductor of the Swedish chamber orchestra Dalasinfoniettan. In 2010 he was awarded the Herbert Blomstedt Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and in 2011 he was elected a member of the Academy.

    • Madama Butterfly
      New Zealand Opera (April 2013)

      This music would be much less without the contribution of Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor Tobias Ringborg showing why he claims Puccini to be his musical god. Strings soar and, in the starker moments, details compel.
      William Dart, The New Zealand Herald
      The whole show was steered expertly and unsentimentally by Tobias Ringborg.
      Douglas Elliot, The Opera Critic
      The Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg was persuasively re-creative... Ringborg kept up the pace without rushing the singers, and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra maintained the very good form it has shown in recent years.
      Nicholas Tarling, Opera Magazine
    • Don Giovanni
      Opera North

      Most of the drama comes from the pit, thanks to Tobias Ringborg's big-boned musical approach.
      Hugh Canning, Sunday Times
      For a sense of drama, the performance depends on Tobias Ringborg's conducting; his flexible tempi bring welcome life to the stage.
      Andrew Clark, Financial Times
      Tobias Ringborg conducts an appropriately energised account of the score.
      Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph
      The Opera North orchestra plays thrillingly for Tobias Ringborg.
      Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
      Conductor Tobias Ringborg drew intense playing from the Opera North orchestra.
      Opera Now
      Tobias Ringborg conducted with a palpable sense of purpose and kept the orchestra on its toes.
      Martin Dreyer, Opera Magazine
    • Rigoletto
      Scottish Opera

      ...conducted by Tobias Ringborg, this is a more gripping and surprising Rigoletto than any I can remember. The visual aesthetic - bright single-colour costumes against a black background, perfectly lit...finds an echo in Ringborg's taut, extremely stylish conducting: he is a find. Ringborg ensures that everyone, including the chorus, sounds well schooled.
      Andrew Clark, Financial Times
      Down in the pit, Tobias Ringborg and the Scottish Opera Orchestra pay scintillating attention to the score, holding the tension on a tight rein, and whipping up a real storm. The duets soar and the penultimate scene crackles...with lightning, both visually and in the pit.
      Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times
      And honours go to the precise and stylish conducting of Tobias Ringborg, who has musicianship coming from every pore, while the orchestra played its socks off for him.
      Michael Tumelty, The Herald
      Tobias Ringborg drives the house band through Verdi's stormy score with pace and panache...
      Keith Aitken, Scottish Daily Express
    • Cosi fan tutte
      Scottish Opera

      What really sets this production apart, though, is the explosive tonal world explored by the Scottish Opera Orchestra. Directing from the fortepiano, Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg draws unfathomed richness and passion from Mozart's meaty score. Like everything else in this probing production, fresh ideas abound.
      Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman
      Tobias Ringborg’s brilliant conducting – full of arresting voices, tempo choices and dynamic inflexions that make you feel the ink could still be drying on Mozart’s score.
      Andrew Clark, Financial Times
      Directed from the fortepiano by Tobias Ringborg, the orchestral playing is bold and imaginatively coloured, with a wild overture, consistently excellent work from the bassoons, spiky strings, pleasingly dry kettledrums, a languid, velvety pianissimo in Prieto's "Un aura amorosa", and a lovely clarinet solo in Noorduyn's "Per pietà". Cupid's nose may be bloodied by the end but this is an alluring and perceptive production.
      Anna Picard, Independent of Sunday
  • Tobias Ringborg Opera Repertoire

    BIZET
    • Carmen
    DONIZETTI
    • L'Elisir d'amore
    DU PUY
    • Ungdom og Galskab (Youth and Folly)
    FORONI
    • Cristina di Svezia
    GOUNOD
    • Faust
    • Roméo et Juliette
    LEONCAVALLO
    • Pagliacci
    MOZART
    • La Clemenza di Tito
    • Così fan tutte
    • Don Giovanni
    • Idomeneo, Re di Creta
    • Die Zauberflöte
    ROSSINI
    • Il Barbiere di Siviglia
    PUCCINI
    • La Bohème
    • La Fanciulla del West
    • Manon Lescaut
    • Il Tabarro
    • Tosca
    • Turandot
    SD SANDSTROM
    • Nätverket
    SMETANA
    • The Bartered Bride
    R STRAUSS
    • Ariadne auf Naxos
    TCHAIKOVSKY
    • Eugene Onegin
    UNANDER-SCHARIN
    • Loranga, Masarin och Dartanjang
    VERDI
    • Don Carlo
    • Otello
    • Rigoletto
    • La Traviata
    • Il Trovatore
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