M° Neschling’ family includes two leading figures of 20th century classical music: he is great grandchild of both the composer Arnold Schönberg and the conductor Arthur Bodanzky.
His started studying piano and then conducting; he has taken lessons with Hans Swarowsky and with Leonard Bernstein.
He has been the leading conductor during the 100th anniversary of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo (1996-1999), artistic director at the Lisbon National Theatre (1983-1988), of the St Gallen Theatre (1990-1997) and of the Opéra of Bordeaux (1996-1998), and fixed conductor at the Staatsoper of Wien (1992-1994). He has also conducted many operas at the Opera of Zurich and in Stuttgart (Die Zauberflöte
), at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Il Trovatore
), at the Teatro Regio in Turin (Wozzeck
), at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (Don Pasquale
), at the Bonn Opera (Il Guarany
) and at the Washington Opera (Il Guarany
, with Placido Domingo as the main character). In his home country he has been the director of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and, from 1997 to 2009, he has been artistic and musical director of the Sao Paulo Simphonic Orchestra – OSESP.
He has already been in the Arena, as the conductor of Macbeth
Among his recent performances there are Don Giovanni
in Buenos Aires, and symphonic concerts in Kuala Lumpur, Buenos Aires, Verona, Liege, Bologna and Bilbao. He will soon be conducting other symphonic concerts in Palermo and in Bari.