Stephan Zilias

Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper Berlin (2019/20)

General Music Director at Staatsoper Hannover (from 2020/21)

“Stephan Zilias is rightly celebrated for saving the premiere. The ovations for the whole cast knew no end.”
“Stephan Zilias wird zurecht gefeiert, da er die Premiere übernommen hat. Der Jubel für das gesamte Ensemble wollte nicht enden“
BR Klassik Radio, 29. 01. 2019

© Simon Pauly


Stephan Zilias previously held conducting positions at Mainz Opera, Theater Lüneburg and Bonn Opera before being appointed Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2018.

This season will see Stephan conduct performances of Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Die Zauberflöte, Die Fledermaus, Nabucco and Langgaard’s Antikrist in Berlin. He will also make first appearances conducting at the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Carmen), Leipzig Opera (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and at Hannover Opera (Salome).

He returns to conduct symphonic concerts with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and with the Hannover Opera Orchestra.

For more information, please contact Henry Lindsay. 



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    29 Jan 19 Venera Gimadieva 'SONNAMBULA' Deutsche Oper Berlin

    “Zilias conducted the excellent Deutsche Oper Chorus, Orchestra and soloists with assurance and underscored the bel canto melodies for which Bellini is known.“

    Zenaida des Aubris, Bachtrack