Constantin Trinks

Conductor

Biography

Constantin Trinks is a regular guest conductor with most of the major opera houses in Europe where recent productions have included Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Der Fliegende Holländer), New National Theatre Tokyo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Opernhaus Zürich (The Turn of the Screw), Opéra du Rhin (Salome), Opéra National de Paris (Die Zauberflöte), Wiener Staatsoper, Oper Frankfurt and Staatsoper Hamburg.  Productions in 2017/18 include the Ring Trilogie (which was developed especially for the Theater an der Wien by Tatjana Gürbaca, Bettina Auer and Constantin Trinks, with ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir – and which tells the story of the Ring from the perspective of the younger protagonists with the spotlight on Hagen, Siegfried and Brünnhilde), Cosi fan tutte and Arabella for Bayerische Staatsoper (the latter as part of the Munchner Opernfestspiele), Lohengrin for Prague National Theatre and Tristan und Isolde for Staatstheater Kassel.    He opened the Theater an der Wien 2015/16 season conducting Marschner’s Hans Heiling.

Acknowledged as a major Wagner conductor, Trinks celebrated the Wagner Bicentenary conducting Der fliegende Holländer in Dresden (in Spring 2015 – premiered there 170 years before), Tannhäuser in Tokyo, Strasbourg, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Frankfurt, as well as Wagner’s first opera Das Liebesverbot at the Bayreuth Festival and for Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg.

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