Conductor Ingo Metzmacher has distinguished himself through his innovative programming and profound dedication to twentieth and twenty-first century music; to make the new sound familiar and to make the familiar sound new has been Metzmacher's focus since the beginning of his career.

Metzmacher's 2017/2018 season includes Lulu and Elektra at the Vienna State Opera, The Raft of the Medusa at the Dutch National Opera, and Bluebeard's Castle and La Voix Humaine at Opéra de Paris. He tours with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and he conducts the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the National Theatre Orchestra Mannheim. In May, he presents the third edition of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen under his artistic direction ... read full bio