Teodor Currentzis

Artistic Director of Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre
Founder and Music Director of Musica Aeterna Ensemble and Musica Aeterna Choir
Artistic Director of the International Diaghilev Festival

Biography

Teodor Currentzis is the Artistic Director of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Artistic Director of the ensemble MusicAeterna and of the MusicAeterna Chamber Choir, both formed in 2004, during his tenure as Music Director of the Novosibirsk State Opera and Orchestra (2004-2010).

MusicAeterna, now resident in Perm, has been granted the status of the first orchestra of Perm State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.  In 2015/16, MusicAeterna’s European touring include a new staging ofRheingold at the Ruhrtriennale Festival, the Da Ponte Operas in concert version in Dortmund and a tour with Patricia Kopatchsinkaja to include Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Rotterdam.  At home, they will stageTraviata with Bob Wilson and give concerts in St. Petersburg and Moscow. In recent seasons, MusicAeterna have made their debuts at the Festival International d’Art Lyrique in Aix,  Lucerne Easter Festival, Helsinki Festival, Klara Festival, Brussels, Radialsystem Berlin, Berlin Phiharmonie, Cité de la musique, the International Festival Baden-Baden, the Bregenz Festival, Vienna Musikverein and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Outside of Perm, Teodor will conduct a new production of Macbeth with Zürich Opera and will return to SWR Baden-Baden for a tour with Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Read more

 

Reviews

“Currentzis is an exceptional perfectionist. Every phrase, every pause, every rubato is balanced, grounded and yet spontaneous” Kerstin Holm

Frankfurter Allgemeine

“The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under the dedicated baton of Teodor Currentzis, offers an amazingly colourful representation.” Ursula Wiegand

Der Neue Merker

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More Reviews

“Currentzis is an exceptional perfectionist. Every phrase, every pause, every rubato is balanced, grounded and yet spontaneous”

Kerstin Holm, Frankfurter Allgemeine 

“The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under the dedicated baton of Teodor Currentzis, offers an amazingly colourful representation.”

Ursula Wiegand, Der Neue Merker 

“Currentzis just infects everyone who goes into his orbit. He has his leader qualities and notorious charisma perfectly displayed. ”

Gulyara Sadikh-Zade, Muzokno 

“Teodor was conducting the orchestra with his whole body, with bits of theatricality, for sure, but producing the biggest effect possible”

Vladimir Dudin, Vedomosti 

“Currentzis built this programme on contrasts, he wiped up the audience’s attention, he was flirting with them, did not let them get bored, and all of it – in order to ‘feed’ the audience not only with show, but also with real, serious art”

Gulyara Sadykh-Zade, Fontanka