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Cornelius Meister

Cornelius Meister began his tenure as Music Director of the Staatsoper und Staatsorchester Stuttgart in 2018. Since 2017 he has also been Principal Guest Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. The awards that he has received in recent years include the OPUS Klassik in the category ‘Conductor of the Year’, the International Classical Music Award in the category ‘Symphonic Recordings’ for the complete recording of Bohuslav Martinů’s symphonies, and the Diapason d’or and the German Record Critics’ award for the DVD ‘Jules Massenet: Werther’ (Opernhaus Zürich).

In the season 2019/20 he conducts concerts at the Orchestre National de France, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker and Czech Philharmonic at the Prague Spring Festival. As an opera conductor, he is involved in the new production of Hans Abrahamsen’s ‘The Snow Queen’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper and returns to the Metropolitan Opera with ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ and to the Wiener Staatsoper with Richard Strauss’ ‘Arabella’. He continues the Mahler cycle together with the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and conducts, amongst others, ‘Tristan und Isolde’, ‘Lohengrin’, ‘Elektra’ and ‘Don Carlo’ at the Staatsoper Stuttgart.

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