Formerly a resident conductor of The Mariinsky Theatre, Gavriel Heine performs with renowned orchestras worldwide, appearing in some of the world’s greatest venues including London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden; the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in Germany; Teatro Regio Torino in Italy; LAC in Lugano, Switzerland; Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater and Saint Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theater; Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan; the Tianjin Grand Theater in China; and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C.
Born and raised in the USA, Heine travelled to Russia at the age of 17 to study and became the first ever American citizen to graduate from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Following his 2007 debut at The Mariinsky Theater he was appointed resident conductor of the theatre.
Gavriel Heine’s repertoire encompasses a wide range of symphonic, ballet and operatic repertoire including Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte; Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola; Verdi’s Macbeth, La forza del destino, and Otello; and Puccini’s La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, and Il Trittico. He has conducted The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, La Sylphide, Don Quixote, Paquita Grand Pas, Sylvia, The Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring, Le Spectre de la Rose, The Swan, Chopiniana, Carnaval, Scheherazade, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and Apollo.