Conductor / General Music Director
Thomas Guggeis takes up the posts of General Music Director of Oper Frankfurt and Artistic Director of the Frankfurt Museum Concerts at the beginning of the 2023/24 season. He made his debut in Frankfurt in May 2021 with Mozart's Requiem, which was followed by Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. He caused an international stir in 2018 when he stepped in at short notice to conduct the opening night of a new production of Salome at the Staatsoper in Berlin, who named him Staatskapellmeister in 2019/20. After studying in Munich and Milan, and time spent assisting at the Staatsoper in Berlin, he was Kapellmeister at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart from 2018-2020, conducting works including La Bohème, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Madama Butterfly, Der Prinz von Homburg and Der Freischütz. He started conducting as Staatskapellmeister in Berlin in 2019: his duties including a new production of Daphne and performances of the Der Ring des Nibelungen, Samson et Dalila, Katja Kabanová, La traviata, Der fliegende Holländer, Die Zauberflöte, Lohengrin, Ariadne auf Naxos, Hänsel und Gretel, Don Giovanni, Elektra, Falstaff and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He is a regular guest at the Vienna State Opera, where he recently conducted Die tote Stadt, Salome, La traviata, and Ariadne auf Naxos. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in May 2023 before going on to Santa Fe – conducting The Flying Dutchman both times, and he works at La Scala Milan for the first time, conducting Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, in February 2024. Much sought-after for concert work, he has appeared with leading orchestras including the Staatskapelle in Dresden and Berlin, the Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and the Swedish Radio Orchestra.