MICHAEL BODER was the General Music Director at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. Since September 2012, he has been chief conductor and artistic consultant at the Royal Danish Theatre and the Royal Danish Orchestra. After his education at the Music Academy in Hamburg and in Florence, he took over the musical directorship as chief conductor of the Opera in Basel. Already at that time, he was a guest conductor in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He is now a regular guest at the State Opera in Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Vienna; moreover he conducted, among others, at the Opera House in Frankfurt, San Francisco, at the Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the New National Theatre in Tokyo and Zurich Opera. A series of successful premieres demonstrate his commitment to contemporary music, among others Cerha’s Der Riese vom Steinfeld, Penderecki’s Ubu Rex, Trojahn’s Was Ihr wollt, Aribert Reimann’s Das Schloss and Medea as well as Henze’s Phädra. At the Wiener Staatsoper, he gave his debut in 1995 with Wozzeck and then conducted Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, Frau ohne Schatten, Gianni Schicchi, Jakobsleiter, Lulu, Meistersinger, Oedipe, Der Riese vom Steinfeld and Medea. In 2017 he conducted for the first time for the Wiener Staatsballett Le Pavillon d'Armide | Le Sacre.