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.
|Harold Arlen||DER ZAUBERER VON OZ|
|Gaetano Donizetti||VIVA LA MAMMA|
|LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR|
|Engelbert Humperdinck||HÄNSEL UND GRETEL|
|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|
|LE NOZZE DI FIGARO|
|Jacques Offenbach||LES CONTES D´HOFFMANN|
|Cole Porter||KISS ME KATE|
|Giacomo Puccini||LA BOHÈME|
|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|
|Giuseppe Verdi||UN BALLO IN MASCHERA|
|Kurt Weill||AUFSTIEG UND FALL DER STADT MAHAGONNY|
Die Fledermaus - Staatsoper Hannover
Don Giovanni - Staatsoper Hannover
Der Kuss - Rodin und Claudel - Staatsoper Hannover