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Michael Boder, born in 1958, studied in Hamburg and Florence. After graduating, he started conducting in Munich, Zürich, Hamburg and Berlin. At the age of 29 he was appointed musical director at the Oper Basel. Later, he was chief conductor at the Liceu Barcelona, followed by the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Over the past decades he has worked regularly at the Wiener Staatsoper and the Theater an der Wien, as well as in Berlin, Dresden, Tokyo, San Francisco, Florence, Brussels, Budapest, and at La Scala di Milano.
In addition to his broad repertoire encompassing Wagner, Strauss, Bruckner, Mahler, Berg, and Schönberg, he focuses his interest on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has realized many world premières of works by such composers such Henze, Reimann, Penderecki, Trojahn, and more. Michael Boder is also a regular guest on international concert stages.
He made his debut at the Hungarian State Opera in 2017 with Elektra, since then he has been a regular guest and conducted performances of Die Frau ohne Schatten, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Parsifal.

Michael Boder †