Omer Meir Wellber
Omer Meir Wellber is one of the leading conductors of opera and orchestral repertoire. He is music director of the Volksoper Wien (until 2027) and the Teatro Massimo Palermo (until 2024) and designated music director of the Staatsoper Hamburg (from 2025). He collaborates with numerous first-class ensembles worldwide, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and has already conducted opera productions at the most renowned opera houses, including Verdi's Les Vêpres siciliennes and Giordano's Andrea Chénier at the Bavarian State Opera, Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Glyndebourne Festival, Wagner's Tannhäuser at Teatro La Fenice and Bizet's Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as well as the special production Il crepuscolo dei sogni by Omer Meir Wellber and Johannes Erath at Teatro Massimo in Palermo. In addition to his worldwide engagements as a conductor, Omer Meir Wellber is also a published author (including Die vier Ohnmachten des Chaim Birkner, Berlin Verlag 2019) and maintains close ties with ensembles in his native Israel.