GMD terminates contract for the end of the 2018/19 season

Ivan Repusić, General Music Director of the State Opera in Hanover, will not be renewing his contract beyond the 2018/19 season. As a consequence of his commitments in Germany and beyond, he is unable to give the position of GMD in Hanover the attention it requires. Repusić remains Principal Conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra.

Repusić stressed that the decision had not been an easy one to make. However, he emphasized the need to focus on the immediate future. He was looking forward to another two rewarding years of collaboration with the management of the State Opera in Hanover and the State Orchestra of Lower Saxony. “In just a short time, we have together achieved a great deal. I will always remember Hanover as a city that shaped my musical career,” declared Repusić.

Ivan Repusić has been GMD of the State Opera in Hanover since 2016, and previous to that he was a leading conductor of the opera from 2010 to 2013. He will conduct at the premiere of the new staging of Richard Strauss’s opera Salome on November 18, 2017.