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Teodor Currentzis

Musical director

TEODOR CURRENTZIS (musical director) was born in Greece and raised in Russia, where he studied orchestra conducting at the state conservatory of St Petersburg. Currentzis is artistic director of Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, artistic director and founder of the orchestra MusicAeterna and its associated choir, and from the 2018-2019 season principal conductor of the SWR Symphonieorchester.

Recent highlights of Currentzis’ opera career include Verdi’s Macbeth (Opernhaus Zürich), for which he was voted conductor of the year by Opernwelt magazine in 2016, Wagner’s Das Rheingold (with MusicAeterna at the Ruhrtriennale), Purcell’s The Indian Queen in Madrid (directed by Peter Sellars), Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Opernhaus Zürich) and Mieczysław  Weinberg’s Die Passagierin (Bregenz).

DNO debut

Photo: Alisa Calipso