Eduardo Strausser Named Music Director of Norrlandsoperan in Umeå

By Francisco Salazar

Eduardo Strausser has been appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of Norrlandsoperan in Umeå from autumn 2024. He will initially assume the position for three seasons.

Strausser will continue to support the Norrlandsoperan in the organization’s mission and development of its artistic profile where, alongside other important strands, music by female composers and contemporary repertoire will play a prominent role.

In a statement, Strausser said, ​I am very happy and grateful to have the opportunity to build a relationship with the wonderful colleagues from the Norrlandsoperan and to have the chance to introduce audiences in the region to a diverse and speculative repertoire that challenges and thrills the listeners.”

Erik Mikael Karlsson, CEO of Norrlandsoperan added, I am incredibly pleased to welcome Eduardo Strausser as Norrlandsoperan’s new Principal Conductor. He is an open, positive, and curious conductor with international renown, and he possesses the perfect skills to artistically develop our symphony orchestra.”

This season Strausser will continue working alongside the Kansas City Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre de Montpellier, and Argovia Philharmonic.