Opening on 8 February, Jun Märkl conducts Hans Neuenfels’ production of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Hamburg State Opera. He will conduct the Hamburg Philharmonic in a further four performances of Fidelio on 13, 16, 19 and 22 February, with singers Stephen Gould and Katja Piewick performing the lead roles of Florestan and Leonore.
These performances are the start of a busy year of opera for Märkl, who travels to Budapest in June to conduct Rosenkavalier with Hungarian State Opera, and Tokyo for four performances of Idomeneo with Tokyo Nikikai Opera in September.
Märkl has conducted for many years at the state operas of Vienna and Munich, and Semper Oper Dresden, and was until 2006 Permanent Conductor of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He made his Royal Opera House debut withGötterdämmerung in 1996 and at the Metropolitan Opera with Il Trovatore. In 1998, he conducted the complete Ring Cycle at the Deutsche Oper and at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, and toured Japan in 2007 with the Semper Oper Dresden (Tannhäuser).