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 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 2021/22 season include his debuts at the Grand Théâtre de Genève for a new production of Prokofievs War and Peace (Calixto Bieito), and at the Wiener Staatsoper (Carmen). Following his debut at the Nikikai Opera in 2018 (Der Freischütz) he will also return to Tokyo for a new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten (Peter Konwitschny).
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), and Schreker’s Schmied von Gent (Ersan Mondtag). In 2021/22 he will conduct performances of Ariadne auf Naxos, Sciarrino’s La nuova Euridice secondo Rilke, Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, and in a new version of C(h)oeurs by Alain Platel among others.