ALEXANDER SODDY was born in Oxford. He studied conducting, piano and vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he studied Musicology and Analysis at The University of Cambridge. After completing his studies in 2004, he was immediately employed as Conductor and Répétiteur at the National Opera Studio in London. In 2005, he became Répétiteur at the Hamburg State Opera and soon became First Musical Assistant of the Chief Musical Director (Generalmusikdirektorin) Simone Young, and quickly went on to conduct the Hamburg State Opera as well the Hamburg Philharmonic. Alexander Soddy gave his debut performance with both the Bavarian State Opera Munich and the Berlin State Opera with Mozart’s Zauberflöte. During the season 2013/2014 he became Principal Conductor at the State Theatre in Klagenfurt. He has also conducted Frankfurt Opera and Cologne Opera. Current engagements will take him to the Semper Opera House in Dresden and to the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Since the start of the season 2016/2017, Alexander Soddy has been Chief Musical Director (Generalmusikdirektor) of Mannheim National Theatre.