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Lukas Beikircher

Lukas Beikircher studied piano and composition in Munich and furthered his studies in conducting in Dresden. During his studies, he assisted Sir Colin Davis and Hartmut Haenchen at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and was commissioned for a composition by the Philharmonie Cologne. After his first professional engagement as a coach at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Stichting International Operaproductions Holland. Following this he was appointed 1. Kappelmeister at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. From 2010 until 2012 he was the commissary Chief Conductor at the Staatstheater Gärtnerplatz in Munich. Additionally, he was a regular guest conductor for operas and concerts in Rotterdam, Den Haag, Hekulessaal Munich, Laieszhalle Hamburg, and the Berlin Philharmonie. Since 2013 he is a conductor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf – Duisburg where he has conducted the following premieres: Death in Venice (Britten), Arabella (Strauss), La traviata and Don Carlo (Verdi), and the children’s operas Vom Mädchen, das nicht schlafen wollte (Lange), Ronja Räubertochter (Arnecke) and Die Schneekönigin (Lange). He has also conducted numerous repertoire works including Don Giovanni (Mozart), Rigoletto (Verdi), Un ballo in maschera (Verdi), Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner), Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), Der Zwerg (Zemlinsky), and Werther (Massenet). In the 2017-18 season Lukas Beikircher conducted the premiere of Maria Stuarda (Donizetti) and the family opera productions of Gullivers Reise (Resch), and also conducted Der Graf von Luxemburg (Lehár), Hänsel und Gretel, Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera and Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai). In 2018 he returned as a guest at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck to conduct a new production of Wagner’s Rienzi. In the 2018-19 season he will conduct Maria Stuarda, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Petruschka, Hänsel und Gretel, Swan Lake, and a world premiere of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. In July 2019 he conducted Don Giovanni at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and in the fall of 2019 he became the chief conductor there. In 2023 Beikircher will make his debut at Oper Leipzig conducting Der Freischütz.