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In the 2015/16 season, Roland Kluttig (b. 1968) was musical director of the critically acclaimed new production of Richard Strauss’s “Salome” at the Stuttgart Opera. “Seldom has such a compelling performance been heard,” was the opinion of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The colourful sounds emanating from the orchestra pit, which remain transparent despite all their intensity, are fantastic“, wrote the Stuttgarter Nachrichten.
Kluttig is a welcome guest both in the opera house and the concert hall, and well-known for his broad repertoire ranging from early music and pieces from the Classical and Romantic eras to contemporary works. He is regularly invited for concert projects by orchestras including the top German radio orchestras in Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart/Freiburg, the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. His activities as an operatic conductor have taken him to the Swedish opera company Norrlandsoperan with Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes” and Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck”, as well as to opera houses in Leipzig, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Nice and Stuttgart.
Since the 2010/11 season, Roland Kluttig has been general music director at the Landestheater Coburg. There, he has proven his skill in a wide range of operatic fields with productions of Handel and Gluck, Mozart and Verdi, Janáček and Debussy. A characteristic highlight of his work in Coburg has been the combination of Richard Wagner and Salvatore Sciarrino’s versions of “Lohengrin”, which has received a great deal of attention from the national press. In Coburg, he has also initiated two innovative music-education formats: “Concertino” and “Compose”.
From 2000-2004, the Dresden-trained conductor was Kapellmeister and musical assistant at the Stuttgart Opera. During this time, he directed the first-ever live recording of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Moses und Aron” (Naxos). Kluttig also recorded the concertos by Erwin Schulhoff for the label Cappriccio with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. In addition, for Neos, he made a portrait CD of the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, whom he much admires, with the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (KNM), a group with which he was closely associated in the 90s as its musical director.
In the 2016/17 season, Roland Kluttig will direct new productions of Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” and Wagner’s “Parsifal” in Coburg. He will also be returning to the Stuttgart Opera for performances of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”, and direct Beethoven’s monumental “Missa Solemnis” with the Czech Philharmonic Choir and the Prague Philharmonia.
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