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Titus Engel – Conductor

Titus Engel’s debut at the Teatro Real Madrid with the premiere of Pilar Jurado’sLa página en blanco in February 2011 was highly praised by the press. The Süddeutsche Zeitung KK2_8204_low resproclaimed it “superb” and La Razón wrote: “The Swiss conductor Titus Engel led the orchestra amazingly. He knew the work inside out and achieved an excellent reaction from the orchestra.” In 2014 he then conducted the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountainin Madrid to great critical acclaim, and gave the world premiere of Elena Mendoza’s opera La ciudad de las mentiras in 2017.

The recent seasons includeded for example WertmĂĽller’s new work Weine nicht, singe! at the Hamburg State Opera, Offenbach’s Fantasio at the Komische Oper Berlin, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps at the Teatro Real Madrid, W. A. Mozart’s “La Betulia liberata” at the Opera Frankfurt and Stockhausen’s Donnerstag from his cycle Licht at the Theater Basel. The production of Donnerstag was elected as “Perfomance of the Year” 2016 in the critics’ survey of the magazine “Opernwelt”. In the season 16/17 he conducted two world premières: “La ciudad de las mentiras” by Elena Mendoza at the famous Teatro Real in Madrid and the première of Chaya Czernowin’s music-theatre work “Infinite Now” in Ghent. This latter work wasthen again to be heard under his direction in a German première in Mannheim.

The search for new concert forms and the dramaturgically meaningful fusion of old and new music are central to his career. Besides symphonic repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, Titus Engel has a deep passion for baroque music performances on historical as well as modern instruments.

His diary of the current season contains BartĂłk’ “Herzog Blaubarts Burg” at the Opera Stuttgart (premiere 2.11.), the world premiere of WertmĂĽller’s “Diodati. Unendlich” at the Theater Basel (premiere 21.2.2019), Cardew’s „The Great Learning“ at the Tonhalle ZĂĽrich (18.11.2018) and other concerts at the Warschauer Herbst (September 2018), Wittener Tage fĂĽr neue Kammermusik (12.5.2019) and his Debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra London in June 2019.

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