(c) Susanne Diesner

Axel Kober

Conductor

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Mag. Maria Zeugswetter
Senior Artist Manager
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Mag. Katharina Hollerwöger
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Biography

General Music Director Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf/Duisburg
GMD Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra


Axel Kober’s interpretations of a wide opera and concert repertoire grow on the basis of profound knowledge, enormous experience and a comprehensive musical sense into spheres of inspiring emotionality.
Since the 2009/10 season, Axel Kober has been Music Director of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, where he sets a distinctive course in a wide repertoire – from Rameau via Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Lehár, Strauss, Britten, Poulenc and Oehring up to the world premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Gesicht im Spiegel. In addition, he became GMD of Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019, after having been Chief Conductor of this orchestra since 2017.

Axel Kober has been a frequent guest at Bayreuth Festival since his debut in summer 2013, conducting revivals of Tannhäuser and Der Fliegende Holländer.
In addition, he enjoys a close relationship with State Opera Vienna, where he gave his debut in 2016.
Next to his enthousiastically received full cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen in January 2019, he conducted Hänsel und Gretel as well as Arabella, and will return in May 2020 for a series of Der Freischütz.

Further recent invitations lead him to Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, Semperoper Dresden, and Oper Zurich, as well as to concerts of Düsseldorfer…

General Music Director Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf/Duisburg
GMD Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra


Axel Kober’s interpretations of a wide opera and concert repertoire grow on the basis of profound knowledge, enormous experience and a comprehensive musical sense into spheres of inspiring emotionality.
Since the 2009/10 season, Axel Kober has been Music Director of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, where he sets a distinctive course in a wide repertoire – from Rameau via Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Lehár, Strauss, Britten, Poulenc and Oehring up to the world premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Gesicht im Spiegel. In addition, he became GMD of Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019, after having been Chief Conductor of this orchestra since 2017.

Axel Kober has been a frequent guest at Bayreuth Festival since his debut in summer 2013, conducting revivals of Tannhäuser and Der Fliegende Holländer.
In addition, he enjoys a close relationship with State Opera Vienna, where he gave his debut in 2016.
Next to his enthousiastically received full cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen in January 2019, he conducted Hänsel und Gretel as well as Arabella, and will return in May 2020 for a series of Der Freischütz.

Further recent invitations lead him to Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, Semperoper Dresden, and Oper Zurich, as well as to concerts of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Slovenian Philharmonic and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
Highlights at Deutsche Oper am Rhein include new productions of a whole Ring des Nibelungen, of Wozzeck and Alcina, as well as the ballet productions Ein Deutsches Requiem and Schwanensee by Martin Schläpfer.
After studying conducting in Würzburg, first engagements took Axel Kober to Schwerin and Dortmund, before he became deputy, later acting GMD in Mannheim and music director of Oper Leipzig, where he also regularly conducted concerts of the Gewandhausorchester.

(c) Susanne Diesner

Conductor Axel Kober is the most important discovery for Viennese Wagnarians.
Thanks to his obvious capellmeister competence, he gets the orchestra to dare risky dramaturgical maneuvers, and wins across the board.

30.04.2020

Axel Kober and Düsseldorf Symphoniker live on stage on 30 April 2020
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15.01.2020

Axel Kober conducts the premiere "Falstaff" in Hamburg
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28.10.2019

Inaugural concerts of Axel Kober as GMD of Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra
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13.06.2019

Axel Kober and the big Ring-finale at Deutsche Oper am Rhein
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30.04.2019

Axel Kober - "Der fliegende Holländer" at Deutsche Oper Berlin
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22.03.2019

Axel Kober conducts Revival "Tannhäuser" at Opernhaus Zürich
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20.02.2019

Axel Kober and Daniel Müller-Schott in Ljubljana
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