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Sebastian Weigle

General Music Director

Sebastian Weigle
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During the 2018/19 season General Music Director Sebastian Weigle conducts new productions of a Tchaikovsky/Stravinsky Iolanta / Oedipus Rex double bill and Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound and performances of Die Zauberflöte, Rusalka, Daphne and Die Walküre. In recent seasons he has enjoyed great success in Frankfurt with new productions of Peter Grimes, Capriccio, Eugene Onegin, Wozzeck, Martha and Der Ring des Nibelungen. Engagements next season take Sebastian Weigle to the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. This former Berlin Kapellmeister and General Music Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona is a regular guest at leading opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Berlin, Munich, Dresden and Hamburg state operas, Zurich Opera, the Bayreuth Festival and Tokyo Spring Festival. Sebastian Weigle takes up the post of Chief Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Japan in 2019. A wonderful series of OehmsClassics live recordings from Oper Frankfurt has emerged over the years, including Flotow's Martha, Martinů's Julietta, Wagner's Ring (available on DVD too), Reimann's Lear, Humperdinck's Die Königskinder, Korngold's Die tote Stadt / The Dead City, La fanciulla del West, Ariadne auf Naxos and three early Wagner operas. He was voted »Conductor of the Year« by critics from Opernwelt magazine in 2003 for Die Frau ohne Schatten (also available on CD - OehmsClassics) at Oper Frankfurt.

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