Benjamin Reiners

CONDUCTOR

Vita

General Music Director of the Theatre in Kiel from the beginning of the 2019/2020 season

Conductor Benjamin Reiners was born in Duisburg in 1983 and received his musical education at the College of Music in Cologne and in the conducting class of Professor Karl-Heinz Bloemeke at the Detmold College of Music.

Benjamin Reiners began his professional life in the theatre as a solo répétiteur and conductor at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where he conducted a wide repertoire from operetta, musicals and light opera. The 2011/2012 season saw Benjamin Reiners move as deputy conductor to the Niedersächsische Staatsoper in Hanover, later occupying the position of Music Director. While there he has built up an extensive repertoire in music theatre and ballet from Baroque opera through Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini to Russian and Slavonian repertoire. For the 2016/2017 season he moved to the Nationaltheater Mannheim as deputy General Music Director and House Conductor, directing many premieres and revivals there until the summer of 2019. With effect from the 2019/2020 season, Benjamin Reiners is General Music Director of the City of Kiel.

Guest conducting engagements have taken him to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Oper Graz, Staatstheater Nürnberg and Darmstadt, the theatres in Chemnitz and Münster, Sommer Nacht Oper in Kaiserslautern and to the youth orchestra of the Land of Lower Saxony, the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover, the Duisburger Philharmoniker, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Munich Radio Orchestra (a cooperation with the Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich) and the Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel.

In the 2019/2020 season Benjamin Reiners assumes the direction of the new productions of AIDA, DIE TOTE STADT and LA FINTA GIARDINIERA at Theater Kiel, makes his debut at Oper Frankfurt with Ambroise Thomas’s MIGNON and is once again conducting at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (DIE FLEDERMAUS, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and LA TRAVIATA). In the concert hall, in addition to his regular concerts with the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra, he will be conducting the Seventh Academy Concert of the Nationaltheater Mannheim Orchestra and making his first guest appearance with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic.

2019-06-01

Harold Arlen DER ZAUBERER VON OZ
Vincenzo Bellini NORMA
Claude Debussy
HOUSE OF USHER
Gaetano Donizetti VIVA LA MAMMA
  LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Stefan Johannes Hanke
DER TEUFEL MIT DEN DREI GOLDENEN HAAREN
Engelbert Humperdinck HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
Leoš Janácek JENUFA
Emmerich Kálmán GRÄFIN MARIZA
Franz Lehár DIE LUSTIGE WITWE
Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI
Frederick Loewe MY FAIR LADY
Peitro Mascagni CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
  DON GIOVANNI
  LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
  ZAIDE
  LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Jacques Offenbach LES CONTES D´HOFFMANN
  ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT
Cole Porter KISS ME KATE
Giacomo Puccini LA BOHÈME
  TOSCA
  MADAMA BUTTERFLY
  TURANDOT
Sergej Rachmaninow
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI
Gioachino Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
  IL VIAGGIO A REIMS
Dmitri Schostakowitsch LADY MACBETH VON MZENSK
Bedrich Smetana DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT
Johann Strauß DIE FLEDERMAUS
Arthur Sullivan THE MIKADO
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski EUGEN ONEGIN
  JOLANTA
Giuseppe Verdi UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
  OTELLO
  ERNANI
  RIGOLETTO
  DON CARLO
  LA TRAVIATA
  AIDA
Richard Wagner
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
  DER RING AN EINEM ABEND
Kurt Weill AUFSTIEG UND FALL DER STADT MAHAGONNY

Die Fledermaus - Staatsoper Hannover

Don Giovanni - Staatsoper Hannover

Der Kuss - Rodin und Claudel - Staatsoper Hannover