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Axel Kober

After studying conducting in Würzburg, first engagements took Axel Kober to Schwerin and Dortmund, before he became deputy, later acting GMD in Mannheim and music director of Oper Leipzig, where he also regularly conducted concerts of the Gewandhausorchester. His interpretations of a wide opera and concert repertoire grow on the basis of profound knowledge, enormous experience and a comprehensive musical sense into spheres of inspiring emotionality. Since the 2009/10 season, Axel Kober has been Music Director of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, where he sets a distinctive course in a wide repertoire – from Rameau via Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Lehár, Strauss, Britten, Poulenc and Oehring up to the world premiere of Jörg Widmann’s »Gesicht im Spiegel«. In addition, he became GMD of Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019, after having been Chief Conductor of this orchestra since 2017. Axel Kober has been a frequent guest at Bayreuth Festival since his debut in summer 2013, conducting revivals of »Tannhäuser« and »Der fliegende Holländer«. In addition, he enjoys a close relationship with State Opera Vienna, where he gave his debut in 2016. Next to his enthousiastically received full cycle of »Der Ring des Nibelungen« in January 2019, he conducted »Hänsel und Gretel« as well as »Arabella«, and will return in May 2020 for a series of »Der Freischütz«. Further recent invitations lead him to Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, Semperoper Dresden, and Oper Zurich, as well as to concerts of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Slovenian Philharmonic and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Highlights at Deutsche Oper am Rhein include new productions of a whole »Ring des Nibelungen«, of »Wozzeck« and »Alcina«, as well as the ballet productions »Ein Deutsches Requiem« and »Schwanensee« by Martin Schläpfer.

Events with Axel Kober

09. May 2020
Saturday
19.00 - 22.00
1 intermission

Der Freischütz

12. May 2020
Tuesday
19.00 - 22.00
1 intermission

Der Freischütz

15. May 2020
Friday
19.00 - 22.00
1 intermission

Der Freischütz

19. May 2020
Tuesday
19.00 - 22.00
1 intermission

Der Freischütz

24. November 2020
Tuesday
1 intermission

Mahler, Live

Ordering tickets
27. November 2020
Friday
1 intermission

Mahler, Live

Ordering tickets
04. December 2020
Friday
1 intermission

Mahler, Live

Ordering tickets
07. December 2020
Monday
1 intermission

Mahler, Live

Ordering tickets
08. December 2020
Tuesday
1 intermission

Mahler, Live

Ordering tickets
12. December 2020
Saturday
1 intermission

Mahler, Live

Ordering tickets
09. May 2021
13. May 2021
Thursday
2 intermissions

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Ordering tickets
16. May 2021
21. May 2021
25. May 2021