Jesús López-Cobos

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Cobos.
Jesús López Cobos

Jesús López Cobos (born 25 February 1940) is a Spanish conductor.

López Cobos was born in Toro, Zamora, Castile-León, Spain. He studied at Complutense University of Madrid and graduated with a degree in philosophy. Later he studied conducting with Franco Ferrara and with Hans Swarowsky at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

From 1981 to 1990 he was general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from 1984 to 1988 he was music director of the Orquesta Nacional de España. From 1986 to 2000 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1990 to 2000 he was principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. From 2003 to 2010 he has been music director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.[1]

He is a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.[2]

See also


  1. Aurora Intxausti, Borja Hermoso (September 9, 2008). "López Cobos, adiós al Teatro Real". El País. Retrieved 11 September 2008. In 2009 [he] conducted the new production of Thaïs at the Metropolitan Opera with Renée Fleming.
  2. Delta Omicron

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Antoni Ros-Marbà
Principal Conductor, Orquesta Nacional de España
Succeeded by
Aldo Ceccato
Preceded by
Lawrence Foster
Artistic Director, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Succeeded by
Christian Zacharias
Preceded by
Luis Antonio García Navarro (1997–2001)
Music Director of the Teatro Real
Succeeded by

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