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CURRENT> Roland Kluttig will be chief conductor of the Graz Philharmonic and the Graz Opera from 2020/21


Roland Kluttig will be chief conductor of the Graz Philharmonic and the Graz Opera from 2020/21

Nach zehn Jahren als Generalmusikdirektor des Landestheaters Coburg wird Roland Kluttig an die Oper Graz berufen: zur Saison 2020/21_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_wechselt er als Chefdirigent zu den Grazer Philharmonikern und an die Oper Graz. His contract was agreed for three seasons, analogous to the term of the contract of artistic director Nora Schmid.  In Graz he already directed the production of Dukas' "Ariane et Barbe-Bleue" in March 2018 and will be in 2019 Conduct “King Roger” by Karol Szymanowski (premier: February 14, 2019).   


Thanks to Roland Kluttig, the Landestheater Coburg has matured into a stronghold of the national opera business since taking office in 2010. He conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra with great success. Kluttig caused a stir with productions such as "Lohengrin", "Parsifal" and "Fidelio". But he also caused a sensation at other opera houses, for example in Stuttgart with "Salome" and with new productions and revivals at the Frankfurt Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the National Theater Mannheim, the Opéra National du Rhin, the Opéra Nice and the Leipzig Opera._cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Nora Schmid on the appointment of Roland Kluttig: "Roland Kluttig made a wonderful debut as a guest at the Graz Opera last season with Dukas' 'Ariane et Barbe-Bleue' and will be 'King Roger' in the current season. conducted by Karol Szymanowski. I am happy that we have been able to attract him to the position of Principal Conductor based on this ongoing collaboration and I look forward to this artistic partnership with great pleasure.” -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     

Also Roland Kluttig  is pleased about his appointment as chief conductor of the Graz Opera: "Working together on Dukas' 'Ariane et Barbe-Bleue' in the past season was delightful in every respect and successful. During this time, I really appreciated working with the Graz Philharmonic, the choir, the soloists and the music department of this house and was in a very good and inspiring exchange with Nora Schmid and the management team of the Graz Opera throughout the entire period. Being able to intensify this work soon is a great challenge and a pleasure for me."   _cc781905-94-5cde-31-94cde bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_  

The acting chief conductor of the Graz Opera, Oksana Lyniv, will not renew her contract and will work as a freelance conductor. More information about die Graz Opera.


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