Михаэль Гюттлер


After his studies of violin, trumpet, piano and choir conducting and his studies at the Music University Carl Maria von Weber (orchestra conducting), as well as numerous master classes (e.g. with Leonard Bernstein, Sergiu Celibidache, Miltiades Caridis, Ilya Musin, Valery Gergiev) he was accepted for the Förderprogramm Dirigentenforum des Deutschen Musikrates (a promotion program for young conductors).

At the beginning of his international activities he won numerous conductor contests (Conduct for Dance, London, 1993; Internationales Dirigentenforum Hamm, 1993; International competition of La Bottega — workshop for young musicians, Treviso, Italy, 1994; Franco Capuana international competition for young conductors, Spoleto, Italy, 1996, etc.).

From 1998 to 2002 he was Austria’s youngest chief conductor at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. Since 2002 he has been Permanent Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg (The Ring of the Nibelung, Parsifal, Tristan and Isolde, Flying Dutchman, Falstaff, Don Carlo, Aida, La Traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, Ariadne auf Naxos, Lucia di Lammermoor etc.).

During the season 2003/04 he started his successful cooperation with Anna Netrebko (e.a. Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor and various gala concerts).

During previous seasons he has made his debut among other with Israel Philharmonic (April 2008 ), Orchestre de Paris (May/June 2008), RAI Torino (June 2008), Radiosymphony Madrid (May 2008), Moscow Philharmonic (March 2008), Russian National Philharmonic (November 2008), Swedish Radiosymphony (October 2008),Washington National Opera (May 2009), Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (October 2009), Hamburgische Staatsoper (November 2009), Concerto Köln (February 2010), Théatre des Champs-Elysées (February 2010), Teatro Real Madrid (March 2010), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lissabon (April 2010), New National Theatre Tokio (October 2010), Wiener Staatsoper (November 2010), Operà de Nice (May 2011), Oper Frankfurt (April 2011), Arena di Verona ( February 2012).

In this season (2012/13) he collaborated with Vienna State Opera (Werther, Il Barbiere di Siviglia),Ekaterinburg State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Boris Godunov), Malmö Opera (Luisa Miller), New National Theatre Tokyo (Aida).