Ingo Metzmacher

Whether as an opera conductor, orchestra leader, festival director or book author: Ingo Metzmacher is consistently committed to music, especially of the 20th and 21st centuries. Making new things audible and familiar things audible new: this has been his great passion since the beginning of his versatile career.

Ingo Metzmacher was General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera, Chief Conductor at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin. Since 2016 he has been the Artistic Director of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, whose next festival edition will take place from September 23rd to October 11th, 2020.

Ingo Metzmacher is a frequent guest at world-famous orchestras and opera houses and is the author of the books Don’t Be Afraid of New Sounds und Curtain Up! Discovering and Experiencing Opera.