Benjamin Reiners

Vita

Deputy General Music Director at Mannheim’s National Theatre

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. While still a student, he directed a choir and the youth orchestra of Duisburg and assisted with the production of numerous operas.

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, including DIE FLEDERMAUS, COUNTESS MARITZA and VIVA LA MAMMA (with a guest performance in the Cologne Philharmonie). 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 directed numerous opera productions including LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK, STREET SCENE, DON GIOVANNI, DIE FLEDERMAUS, EUGENE ONEGIN, LA BOHÈME, LA TRAVIATA, THE JOURNEY TO RHEIMS, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE MAGIC FLUTE, THE BARTERED BRIDE, LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, HANSEL UND GRETEL and MY FAIR LADY.

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.

2017-09-01

Repertoire (Opera)
Harold Arlen DER ZAUBERER VON OZ
Vincenzo Bellini NORMA
Gaetano Donizetti VIVA LA MAMMA
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Engelbert Humperdinck HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
Leoš Janácek JENUFA
Emmerich Kálmán GRÄFIN MARIZA
Franz Lehár DIE LUSTIGE WITWE
Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI
Frederick Loewe MY FAIR LADY
Peitro Mascagni CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
DON GIOVANNI
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
ZAIDE
Jacques Offenbach LES CONTES D´HOFFMANN
Cole Porter KISS ME KATE
Giacomo Puccini LA BOHÈME
TOSCA
TURANDOT
Gioachino Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
IL VIAGGIO A REIMS
Dmitri Schostakowitsch LADY MACBETH VON MZENSK
Bedrich Smetana DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT
Johann Strauß DIE FLEDERMAUS
Arthur Sullivan THE MIKADO
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski EUGEN ONEGIN
JOLANTA
Giuseppe Verdi UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
OTELLO
ERNANI
Kurt Weill AUFSTIEG UND FALL DER STADT MAHAGONNY

 

Media

Die Fledermaus - Staatsoper Hannover


Don Giovanni - Staatsoper Hannover


Der Kuss - Rodin und Claudel - Staatsoper Hannover