"Without doubt, one of the great wagner conductors"
Le monde

British conductor Alexander Soddy was General Music Director of the Mannheim National Theater from the 2016/17 to the 2021/22 season, where his programmatic focus has been on the core German and Italian opera repertoire covering nearly all the major Wagner, Strauss and Verdi operas. In his final season as GMD in Mannheim, he led new productions of Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Nibelungen, as well as revivals of The Flying Dutchman and Hänsel und Gretel. In the 2022/23 season he remains closely associated with the Mannheim National Theatre and its orchestra, taking the theatre’s production of Der Ring on tour to South Korea, and staying on as Artistic Director of the city’s Akademiekonzerte, as a part of which he conducted a complete cycle of the Bruckner Symphonies.

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One of the most eminent conducting talents in opera for years

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May 1, 2024

New Recording Released

Live Recording of Elgar Symphony No.1 and Cockaigne Overture with the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim

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Upcoming Schedule

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Cosi Fan Tutte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
London

Featuring Golda Schultz, Samantha Hankey, Daniel Behle and Gerald Finley

26 June - 10 July
2024
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Fidelio, Ludwig Van Beethoven
London

Featuring Jennifer Davis, Eric Cutler, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Christina Gansch and Michael Gibson

9-26 October
2024
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Berlin State Opera

Die Meistersinger, Richard Wagner
Berlin

Featuring Christopher Maltman, Klaus Florian Vogt, Hannah-Elisabeth Müller, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Christof Fischesser and Siyabonga Maqungo

1-22 December
2024
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Berlin State Opera

Fin de Partie, György Kurtag
Berlin

Premiere with stage direction from Johannes Erath and featuring Bo Skovhus, Stephan Rügamer, Dalia Schaechter and Laurent Naouri

12 January - 2 February
2025
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Edward Elgar - Symphony No.1 and Cockaigne Overture

Recorded live by the Nationaltheater Orchestra of Mannheim

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"SODDY'S CONDUCTING OF SALOME WAS AN EVENT THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NOT BEEN EXPERIENCED AT THE VIENNA STATE OPERA IN RECENT DECADES"

Der Standard

"the dissonant lyricism and searing nostalgia that surged out of the pit were simply breathtaking. This is wonderful Strauss conducting, and a most auspicious Covent Garden debut"

the Guardian