Ingo Metzmacher

Whether as an opera conductor, orchestra leader, festival director or book author: Ingo Metzmacher is consistently committed to music, especially of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Making the new sound familiar and the familiar sound new has been his focus since the beginning of his 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 16 May to 2 June 2024.

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 and Curtain Up! Discovering and Experiencing Opera.