Constantin Trinks returns to conduct Royal Swedish Opera

25 Aug 2023

Constantin Trinks’ 2023/24 season opens with a return to the Royal Swedish Opera for a revival of Kirsten Harms’ production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, featuring Eri Nakamura in the title role. The run opens on 25 August, with subsequent performances on 28, 31 August, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 25 September, 2, 20, 23, 26 October 2023. For more information click here.

In high demand as a guest conductor, this seasons Trinks returns to Norwegian Opera for La Traviata, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli for Don Giovanni, and Bayerische Staatsoper for FidelioParsifal, and Die Fledermaus. He makes his long-awaited debut at Glyndebourne Festival, originally scheduled to take place during the pandemic, conducting Die Zauberflöte with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Previously, Trinks made a superb debut at the Royal Opera House in London conducting Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni in 2021 which led to an immediate re-invitation for their revival in 2022.

Trinks’ past titles at Bayerische Staatsoper include LohengrinParsifalLes contes d’Hoffmann, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Così fan tutte amongst others. He also conducted their production of Arabella starring Anja Harteros, which toured to the Münchner Opernfestspiele and Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.

Juggling a busy diary of operas and symphonic engagements, 2023/24 sees Trinks return to Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg to conduct Nijinsky, a John Neumeier creation featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony 11 and excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. This follows his hugely successful debut last season, conducting their Beethoven Project with repertoire including Symphony 7.

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve