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Christian
Thielemann

Conductor

The German conductor Christian Thielemann launched his successful career in 1988 as Generalmusikdirektor of the Nuremberg Staatstheater. In 1997, he returned to his native Berlin where he led the Deutsche Oper until 2004. He was then appointed principal conductor and music director of the Munich Philharmonic until 2011.

Thielemann assumed the post of chief conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in 2012 and has also held the position of artistic director of the Salzburg Easter Festival, where the Staatskapelle is house orchestra, since 2013.

Since his Bayreuth debut in the summer of 2000, the conductor has returned every year. In 2010, he was additionally appointed musical adviser to the Wagner opera festival, and Musikdirector five years later. Besides all of Wagner’s operas, the conductor has led many productions, including Verdi’s Otello and Puccini’s Tosca in Salzburg.

Thielemann has made guest appearances conducting the best orchestras in the world. He maintains close ties with both the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, recently leading the latter in its well-known New Year’s concert. Thielemann has received many awards for his musical accomplishments, including the 2015 Richard-Wagner-Preis from the Richard-Wagner-Verband Leipzig.

Thielemann first conducted the Concertgebouworkest in October 1997, and has returned several times since. He returns this season for the first time since 2002.

The German conductor Christian Thielemann launched his successful career in 1988 as Generalmusikdirektor of the Nuremberg Staatstheater. In 1997, he returned to his native Berlin where he led the Deutsche Oper until 2004. He was then appointed principal conductor and music director of the Munich Philharmonic until 2011.

Thielemann assumed the post of chief conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in 2012 and has also held the position of artistic director of the Salzburg Easter Festival, where the Staatskapelle is house orchestra, since 2013.

Since his Bayreuth debut in the summer of 2000, the conductor has returned every year. In 2010, he was additionally appointed musical adviser to the Wagner opera festival, and Musikdirector five years later. Besides all of Wagner’s operas, the conductor has led many productions, including Verdi’s Otello and Puccini’s Tosca in Salzburg.

Thielemann has made guest appearances conducting the best orchestras in the world. He maintains close ties with both the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, recently leading the latter in its well-known New Year’s concert. Thielemann has received many awards for his musical accomplishments, including the 2015 Richard-Wagner-Preis from the Richard-Wagner-Verband Leipzig.

Thielemann first conducted the Concertgebouworkest in October 1997, and has returned several times since. He returns this season for the first time since 2002.