MICHAEL BODER was the General Music Director at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. Since September 2012, he is the 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 Cerhas Der Riese vom Steinfeld, Pendereckis Ubu Rex Trojahns Was Ihr wollt, Aribert Reimanns Das Schloss and Medea as well as Henzes Phädra. At the Wiener Staatsoper, he gave his debut in 1995 with Wozzeck and continued to conduct Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, Frau ohne Schatten, Gianni Schicchi, Jakobsleiter, Lulu, Meistersinger, Oedipe, Der Riese vom Steinfeld and Medea.