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Elias Grandy

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To hear Don Giovanni in a fundamentally new way, you don't need to go to the Ural mountains or to Aix-en-Provence, what Elias Grandy and his orchestra tease out of the opera of all operas cleanses your ears in a similarly breathtaking way, he lets us discover Mozart's music completely anew.

Uwe Schweikert, Opernwelt, Don Giovanni, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg

Elias Grandy’s artistry, driven by irresistible energy and sustained by profound musicianship, continues to bring fresh life to the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg. Grandy enters his third season as the company’s General Music Director determined to develop its already fine ensemble of singers and build its reputation as one of Germany’s most fascinating centres for music theatre. Grandy attracted worldwide attention in 2015 with his prize-winning performance in the final of the biennial International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti. He has since underlined his status among the leading conductors of his generation with outstanding performances in Heidelberg and as conductor of Stars von morgen, a primetime series on Arte TV.

In 2017-18 Grandy opens the season with Don Giovanni (dir. Lorenzo Fioroni) in October and Gounod’s Faust (dir. Martin G. Berger) in March, as well as the world premiere of a new dance piece by Nanine Linning entitled Dusk in December. Outside Heidelberg guest conducting commitments include appearances with Bremer Philharmoniker, Deutches Kammerorchester Berlin, Hofer Symphoniker, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, a regular collaboration with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and upcoming debuts with Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin and Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.  


  • Generalmusikdirektor, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg

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