"I have never heard a performance that so completely realises its charm without attempting to import any spurious grandeur..."

BBC Music Magazine - Michael Tanner

"Young outstanding conductor Carlo Goldstein knows the score very well, obtaining tragicity and interesting colours. His narrative pace is always evident and pressing..."

Kulturkompasset - Fabio Bardelli


Carlo Goldstein



The chorus and orchestra of the house are a pure joy, led by Carlo Goldstein with a proper Risorgimento verve. – Holger Noltze (Opernwelt, March 2024)

The Brussels Verdi production Rivoluzione & Nostalgia marks the highlight of the 2023/24 season for Carlo Goldstein. At La Monnaie opera house, this is the most ambitious project of the season, a double bill that combines music from 16 early Verdi operas into two new, interrelated narratives. Audiences and press alike raved about the successful experiment and praised Goldstein's conducting as having "fire, elegance and authority" (ResMusica).

The season began with the opening concert of the Respighi Festival in Bologna and the successful premiere of a new production of Verdi's Luisa Miller at the Teatro Sociale di Como, with further performances in Brescia, Cremona and Pavia. Since the beginning of the season, Goldstein has also been responsible for the programming of symphony concerts and chamber music in Como as artistic advisor. Following the Verdi production in Brussels, he conducted Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia at the Shangyin Opera House in Shanghai. In the summer, he will take on the new production of Puccini's La fanciulla del West in Denmark as a re-invitation from Hedelands Opera following his successful debut in 2022 with Aida. In the 2024/25 season, he returns to the Teatro Massimo for a new production of Turandot and conducts a new production of Verdi's Macbeth at the St. Gallen Theatre. In 2025/26, Carlo Goldstein will make his debut at the Hamburg State Opera with La Traviata.

After a widely acclaimed revival of La Cenerentola at the beginning of the season 2022/23, Goldstein conducted the premiere of Die Dreigroschenoper and performances of La Bohème and Hänsel und Gretel as Principal Guest Conductor at the Vienna Volksoper. He also returned to the Teatro Massimo Palermo (La Traviata), the Toscanini Orchestra in Parma as well as to the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.

International engagements have taken Carlo Goldstein to Sydney Opera (Carmen and La Bohème), the Daegu International Opera Festival in Korea, the Daegu Opera House and the Seoul and Busan Arts Centre. In Italy, Goldstein conducts at some of the leading opera houses such as Palermo, Bari and Venice, as well as in Brescia, Como, Cremona, Livorno, Lucca, Pavia, Pisa and Reggio Emilia. The production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at the summer festival of the Teatro Sociale di Como under his musical direction was honoured with the prestigious Abbiati Prize. At the Festival della Valle d'Itria, Goldstein conducted the world premiere of L'Orfeo. Immagini di una lontananza by Daniela Terranova, based on Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo from 1642.

As a conductor of symphonic repertoire, Goldstein is also making a name for himself: in November 2021, he stepped in at short notice and very successfully at the BBC Philharmonic, where he conducted the British premiere of Paul Ben-Haim's 2nd Symphony. In 2018, Carlo Goldstein made his debut at the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden with works by Schönberg, Weber and Mendelssohn. In addition to symphony concerts in Italy, such as with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, invitations have also taken him to orchestras in Israel and Russia, including the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and the Hermitage Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his musical education (including at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Royal College of Music in London), Goldstein earned a degree in philosophy (aesthetics) at the University of Milan.


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