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Christian Thielemann

Musical Director

Born in Berlin, Christian Thielemann comes from a family of music-lovers. At the age of only nineteen he became an assistant to Herbert von Karajan. His professional career began in 1978 as a rehearsal pianist at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, where he returned as music director from 1997 to 2004. In 1985 he became principal conductor at the Rhine Opera in Düsseldorf before moving to Nuremberg in 1988 where he was Germany’s youngest music director. Since 2004 Christian Thielemann has been music director of the Munich Philharmonic. Celebrated in Bayreuth and Berlin for his interpretations of Richard Wagner’s operas, as well as the music of Richard Strauss, Thielemann is in much demand as one of the world’s most popular conductors. He works at the world’s leading opera houses, and has made guest appearances with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. In the USA Christian Thielemann regularly works with the top orchestras of New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. His extensive discography includes numerous releases by Deutsche Grammophon of symphonic works and operas under his direction. Christian Thielemann will conduct Richard Strauss’s »Die Frau ohne Schatten« at the Salzburg Festival in 2011. From the 2012/2013 season he will assume the post of principal conductor to the Staatskapelle Dresden.


Der Rosenkavalier

07 Dec 2014 04:00 pm
14 Dec 2014 04:00 pm
21 Dec 2014 04:00 pm


16 Nov 2014 06:00 pm
19 Nov 2014 07:00 pm

4. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

23 Nov 2014 06:00 pm
24 Nov 2014 08:00 pm

6. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

06 Feb 2015 08:00 pm
07 Feb 2015 07:00 pm
08 Feb 2015 11:00 am

9. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

17 May 2015 08:00 pm
18 May 2015 08:00 pm


07 Nov 2014 07:00 pm
10 Nov 2014 07:00 pm

Der Freischütz

01 May 2015 07:00 pm
03 May 2015 06:00 pm
06 May 2015 07:00 pm