Georg Fritzsch was born in Meißen and educated at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden. The artist served as solo-cel- list of the Philharmonic Orchestra Altenburg-Gera, whilst he completed his studies as conductor in Dresden and Leipzig. He became chief conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Südwest- falen and the Tiroler Symphonie Orchester Innsbruck. The opera house Hagen offered him an engagement as principal conductor, a position he had until 2002 / 2003. From 2003 to 2019 he was the General Music Direc tor of the Kiel Opera House. Appointment as General Music Director of the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe starting with the season 2020 / 2021. With an extensive symphonic and operatic repertoire that ranges from Bach to contemporary music, Georg Fritzsch led numerous prestigious orchestras including the Sächsiche Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresdner Philharmonie, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Gürzenich Orches- ter Köln and abroad the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Symphony Orchester Basel, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland among others. He has conducted at opera houses such as Sächsische Staats- oper Dresden, Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover, the Aalto Thea- ter Essen and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. He also maintains a close relationship with the Staatstheater Stuttgart (among others Elektra, Der  Freischütz, Der fliegende Holländer). On the occasion of the re-opening of the Gran Théâtre de Genève in 2019 he had the musical direction of three complete Ring-Cycles staged by Dieter Dorn. Upcoming engage- ments include appearances at the Stuttgart and Dresden State Operas, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and in Korea. Georg Fritzsch is noted for his large repertoire and is an excellent inter- preter of the works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Strauss and Wagner, leading several  world premieres (works by Matthus, Cristóbal Halffter, Kunad). Recordings for the CPO, Orfeo (Wagner-CD / Michael Volle) and the RCA Victor Red Seal labels. Georg Fritzsch teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. Representation: General Management  
Georg Fritzsch
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