Elias Grandy is back in Frankfurt, where he worked for the first time on a revival of Delius’ Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe / A Village Romeo and Juliet in 2019/20 (cut short by a corona shutdown), for these performances of Werther. He took up the post of General Music Director of Heidelberg’s Theatre and Orchestra in 2015/16, where he can be heard this season conducting new productions of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann and Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. He also makes his debuts at the Aalto-Theater in Essen with Verdi‘s Un ballo in maschera and Theater Chemnitz with Wagner’s Lohengrin. He made his North American debut in 2019 with Strauss’ Elektra at Minnesota Opera, the year he worked at the Nikikai Opera in Tokyo for the first time, conducting Bizet’s Carmen. Other recent concert and operatic work has taken him to places including the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Salzburg Mozarteumorchester, HR(Hessen radio) Symphony Orchester, the Bremen Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg and the Svetlanov Orchestra in Moscow. He has worked regularly with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and Germany’s Youth Orchestra for many years. After studying the cello and chamber music at the Music Academy in Basel and conducting at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin, this Munich born musician was 1st Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater in Darmstadt from 2012 - 2015. He won 2nd prize at the 7th International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition in Frankfurt am Main in 2015.