Guido Johannes Rumstadt

Guido Johannes Rumstadt

Guido Johannes Rumstadt’s successes in recent seasons include his company debut for Minnesota Opera with DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (returning there forDIE ZAUBERFLÖTE); his debut with Opera Ireland (a double bill of A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY and GIANNI SCHICCHI) in March 2005; subsequently in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; ELEKTRA at Anger Nantes Opéra; THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at the Grand Théâtre de Genève; New Year Gala Concerts for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA in Tours; Telemann ORPHEUS at Wolf Trap; and HÄNSEL UND GRETEL for the Nationale Reisopera in the Netherlands.  He also worked on DER RING in Seattle.  He has recently been appointed Principal Conductor of the Nürnberg Opera, where in upcoming seasons, he will conduct productions of LAND DES LÄCHELNSEUGENE ONEGIN, ORFEO and Gounod FAUST.  Highlights of the 2010-11 season included the world premiere of DAS HOLZSCHIFF by Detlev Glanert at Staatstheater Nuremberg and the world premiere of the ballet AIR WAYS by Guy Weizmann and Roni Haver, with music by Arvo Pärt at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, as well as conducting new productions of SAMSON ET DALILAH and MACBETH at Staatstheater Nuremberg. Plans for the current seasons include concert performances of IL CORSARO and new productions of GUILLAME TELL and ELEKTRA at Staatstheater Nuremberg.

Guido Johannes Rumstadt was born in Heidelberg and after studies in Karlsruhe, Hamburg and Salzburg, he was engaged successively in Mainz, Karlsruhe and Wiesbaden.  He has appeared as guest conductor in Frankfurt, Berlin, Köln, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Coburg and Mannheim, and has a broad repertoire of operas, operettas and ballets.  In 1993, he became Erster Kapellmeister in Frankfurt and every summer, he conducted at the Schlossfestspiele Zwingenberg, which he founded in 1983 and of which he remained the artistic director until 2001.

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