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Cornelius Meister

This season Cornelius Meister begins his tenure as General Music Director of the Staatsoper and the Staatsorchester Stuttgart. Since 2017 he has also been Principal Guest Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. The prizes that he has been awarded with in 2018 include the OPUS Klassik ‘Conductor of the Year’ award, the International Classical Music Award in the ‘Symphonic Recordings’ category for the complete recording of the Bohuslav Martinů symphonies, and the Diapason d’Or and the German Record Critics’ award for the ‘Jules Massenet: Werther’ DVD (Oper Zürich).

In 2018 and 2019 he will conduct concerts at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, in the Kölner Philharmonie, in Vienna, in Tokyo and in Shanghai. As an opera conductor he is involved in the new production of Così fan tutte at the Oper Zürich and will make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York with Don Giovanni. In future seasons he will also be present with Wagner and Richard Strauss at the Wiener Staatsoper, with Mozart at the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Opéra de Paris, as well as with a premiere at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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