Staatsoper Nürnberg Announces New Chief Conductor

By Francisco Salazar

The Staatsoper Nürnberg has announced Roland Böer as its chief conductor.

The company noted that Böer will take over the direction of the Staatsphilharmonic Nürnberg during the 2023-24 season and will accompany the orchestra during the two-year transitional phase until the start of the opera house construction project as General Music Director.

He will succeed Joana Mallwitz, who is moving to the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin.

The conductor has worked as a guest conductor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the English National Opera in London, the Royal Swedish Opera and Copenhagen Opera House, the Grand Theatre, Warsaw, the Hungarian State Opera House, Prague’s State Opera, the Opéra national du Rhin, the Opéra de Nice, the Vienna Volksoper and the Opéra de Lyon.

He has served as the artistic director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano from 2015 to 2020.