Bio: Hartmut Keil was born in Wesel on the Lower Rhine in 1978 and has been the first conductor at the Bremen Theater since August 2017. He made his debut in November 2017 with the premiere Rusalka . In April 2017 he had already conducted the new production Il t abarro / Gianni Schicchi as a guest in Bremen . At the Frankfurt Opera in September 2016, he conducted the much-noticed premiere of The Sandman by Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini, a takeover of the Basel premiere by Christof Loy. Hartmut Keil has performed regularly at the Basel Theater since 2015, where he has directed Daphne , Chowanschtschina , La Forza del destino and Don Giovanni,
After studying conducting at the Würzburg University of Music, Hartmut Keil worked at the Frankfurt Opera from 2002 to 2016, initially as a solo repetitor and from 2008 as a conductor and director of studies. At his head office in Frankfurt, he has recently conducted performances by Hansel and Gretel and Ariadne on Naxos, as well as leading Eötvös' The Golden Dragon (with the Ensemble Modern) and repertoire performances of Die Zauberflöte and Così fan tutte , the premiere of Arnulf Herrmanns Water and the premieres of Mozart's La finta giardiniera and Marc Neikrugs Through Roses, In addition, he conducted a wide-ranging repertoire in Frankfurt, including Lohengrin , Chowanschtschina , Tosca , La Bohème , Les vêpres siciliennes , Un ballo in maschera , La Traviata , The Sold Bride , Hoffmann's Tales , Die Fledermaus and L'Étoile as well as all major Mozart operas.
At the Bayreuth Festival, after numerous assistances (including Parsifal with Pierre Boulez) , he directed Tannhäuser , Der Ring des Nibelungen and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from 2010 to 2012 as part of the “Wagner for Children” project . In 2013 and 2014 he was at the performance of the Magic Flute on the Bregenz stage on the podium of the Wiener Symphoniker. In 2015 he returned to the Bregenz Festival for a new production of Così fan tutte and a guest performance of the Frankfurt production of the golden dragon by Peter Eötvös. In summer 2016 he directed Don Giovanni at the Bregenz State Theater on Kornmarkt as a premiere of the opera studio with the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra. Le nozze di Figaro followed suit in August 2017, completing the Da Ponte cycle.
In 2018 he returned to Bayreuth to work on the Valkyrie with Placido Domingo .
As part of his regular collaboration with the Ensemble Modern, Hartmut Keil made guest appearances in Amsterdam in 2011 and at the Munich Biennale in 2012. In addition to several concerts, he also worked with the Ensemble Modern on three music theater premieres, namely the previously mentioned Wasser and Der goldene Drache and the Abend Open Wounds with works by Kurt Weill and Helmut Oehring. In 2012/13 he accompanied the Ring des Nibelungen at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires as Assistant Music Director. Concerts with the Staatskapelle Halle (in the Berlin Konzerthaus), the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder) and the Stuttgart ensemble Ascolta as well as guest conducting at the theaters in Kassel, Bonn, Münster and Heidelberg round off his diverse work.
Due to a scholarship from his wife, the composer Saskia Bladt, he lived with his family in 2015 in the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. Hartmut Keil and Saskia Bladt now live with their three children in Bremen.
In summer 2016, Decca released a CD with arias by Beethoven, Weber and Wagner, which Hartmut Keil recorded together with tenor Norbert Ernst and the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder).
Photo: Barbara Aumüller
© 2016 by Hartmut Keil.
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