Michael Boder appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of Royal Danish Theatre and Orchestra
Published: 22 May 2012
The Royal Danish Theatre and Orchestra have announced the appointment of German conductor Michael Boder as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor effective from 1 August 2012 through July 2016. He will work alongside Sven Müller who has been simultaneously appointed Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Theatre.
Michael Boder ends his tenure as Music Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona at the end of this season. He has also worked regularly with the leading opera houses in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Zurich, San Francisco and Tokyo.
A highly regarded interpreter of the core Germanic repertoire, Boder is an equally committed advocate of contemporary opera, and has given the world premieres of operas by Penderecki, Reimann, Cerha, Dusapin and Henze. Renowned also for his orchestral conducting, Boder has been guest conductor with such ensembles as the Berlin Philharmonic, Ensemble Modern, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Michael Boder said: "The Royal Opera in Copenhagen is a house with enormous artistic potential in all respects: a very, very good orchestra, a great company with wonderful technical possibilities and a staff that wants to move and realise important opera-theatre. I very much look forward to working with Sven Müller and the team in Copenhagen where it will be a great pleasure and a challenge to conduct during the years to come. We will all strive to create opera and concerts at the highest level and to make the people of Copenhagen proud of their opera company."