A native of Bonn, conductor GERRIT PRIESSNITZ is having an exciting 2017/18 season with Richard Strauss’ Josephs Legende at the Wiener Staatsoper, “Tannhäuser” at the Theatre Chemnitz, Mozart, Berlioz (“Roméo et Juliette”), Offenbach and Strauß II at the Vienna Volksoper as well as symphony concerts at the Dortmund Konzerthaus, in Jena, Sofia and Ulsan (South Korea). He has been closely associated with the Vienna Volksoper since 2006, where he has most notably conducted Mozart, Puccini and Strauss, in addition to works such as “Albert Herring”, “Rusalka”, “Der Freischütz”, “Carmen”, “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”, Henze’s “Wundertheater”, Krenek’s “Kehraus um St. Stephan”, Trojahn’s “Limonen aus Sizilien”, the world premiere of the ballet evening “Ein Reigen”, and several operettas.
Until 2011, he was also the artistic director of the Vienna Academic Philharmonic (WAPH) with regular concerts in the Musikverein and Konzerthaus. Recordings of his performances and collaborations with prominent artists are available at SONY Classical and Unitel.
Gerrit Priessnitz is a graduate of Salzburg’s Mozarteum with Dennis Russel Davies and Karl Kamper. He has conducted performances at the Opera Theater of Erfurt (20012006), Tokyo and Nagoya, Linz, Graz, Lucerne, Maribor, Bologna, Bari, Essen, Munich, Nuremberg and others.