General Music Director of the Theater Kiel

Benjamin Reiners will take over as new General Music Director of the Theatre in Kiel from the beginning of the 2019/2020 season.

Conductor Benjamin Reiners was born in Duisburg in 1983 and received his musical education at the College of Music in Cologne and in the conducting class of Professor Karl-Heinz Bloemeke at the Detmold College of Music.

Benjamin Reiners began his professional life in the theatre as a solo répétiteur and conductor at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where he conducted a wide repertoire from operetta, musicals and light opera. The 2011/2012 season saw Benjamin Reiners move as deputy conductor to the Niedersächsische Staatsoper in Hanover, later occupying the position of Music Director. While there he has built up an extensive repertoire in music theatre and ballet from Baroque opera through Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini to Russian and Slavonian repertoire.

As of the 2016/2017 season, Benjamin Reiners is deputy General Music Director at Nationaltheater Mannheim. In his first season he had the musical direction of the new productions of LA REINE and RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY and the revivals of TOSCA, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, THE MERRY WIDOW and UN BALLO IN MASCHERA. Further new productions include NORMA, JOLANTA and ERNANI.

Guest conducting engagements have taken him to the Graz Opera, Staatstheater Nürnberg, the theatres in Chemnitz and Münster, Sommer Nacht Oper in Kaiserslautern and to the youth orchestra of the Land of Lower Saxony, the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hanover, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Nürnberg Symphony, Munich Radio Orchestra (a cooperation with the Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich) and the Philharmonisches Orchestra Kiel.

Future engagements include his debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, his debut at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and his debut at the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.