He will take over for György Ráth who held the position for the past three years.
Callegari was the principal conductor of the Wexford Festival between 1998-2001 and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royale des Flandres between 2002-2008. Additionally, he has performed with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Opéra National de Paris, the Festival Verdi di Parma, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Gran Teatre de Liceu, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, among others.
The company also announced that conductor Lionnel Bringuer will take on major responsibilities with the Orchestre Philarmonique de Nice.
Ráth has performed with a number of major companies including the Hamburg Opera, Lyric Theater in Chicago, Teatro Regio di Torino, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He is also the music director of the Hungarian State Opera.