PATRICK LANGE was born near Nuremberg in 1981 and is among the most promising talents of the young conductor´s generation. As Abbado´s assistant he collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestra Mozart Bologna and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. In 2009 he was on an England tour with the Glyndebourne Opera with Cosi fan tutte. In 2011 he conducted the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on a Germany tour. His career as conductor began in Lucerne (Falstaff, Don Giovanni). With Le nozze di Figaro he made his debut at the Komische Oper in 2007. Since 2008 he has been first kapellmeister there, in 2010 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the house (until 2012He opened the 2010/2011 season with Meistersinger, Rigoletto, Rusalka and Idomeneo then followed. In 2011/2012 he for example conducted Freischütz, Der Rosenkavalier and Meistersinger at the Komische Oper Berlin, La traviata at the ROH Covent Garden. Later engagements included Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Zürich, Jenufa and Faust. In 2010 he made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper with Madama Butterfly, where he has also conducted Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte für Kinder, Eugene Onegin, Hänsel and Gretel, Tosca and Die Fledermaus.