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Dorian Keilhack  

conductor

Dorian Keilhack (musical director). Born in Erlangen, Germany. Studied piano and conducting in Nuremberg, Freiburg, Paris and at the Juilliard School in New York. Has won prizes at international piano competitions, and has appeared as a pianist with orchestras like the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Krakau and Dortmunder Staatsorchester. Between 1999 and 2005 he was solo repetiteur at Theater Nürnberg, conductor and assistant to the musical director at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, artistic director of the Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Music; in 2005- 2008 conductor at Theater Erfurt. Collaborations with orchestras in Lübeck, Meiningen, Schwerin and Regensburg. In 2004 he was honoured at the Augenspiel-Theater Hall for his Oedipus Rex with the Prize of the Austrian State for best production. Today Dorian Keilhack is principal conductor at the Stadttheater Bern and has been musical director of productions of The Divine Circus, Die Fledermaus, L’elisir d’amore, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Barber of Seville.

Live Dates

01/11/2010   OPUS

Per Nørgård: Der Göttliche Tivoli
5/5 Stars

"Der Gottliche Tivoli är ett sanslöst vackert verk som det är svårt att sluta lyssna på."
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10/09/2010   Musicweb International

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
"a refreshing modern opera full of warmth, whimsy and weirdness. I implore you, try it"
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17/06/2010   The Whole Note

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
"The operatic rendition of Wölfli's life is mind-boggling in its musicality...a difficult yet intriguing adventure in the life of a troubled artist and the curious composer who was moved by his artistry."
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25/05/2010   klassik.com

Per Nørgård: Der Göttliche Tivoli
"Alles in allem: Eine rundum überzeugende Einspielung eines selten gespielten Musiktheaterwerks des 20. Jahrhunderts, das durchaus Überraschendes, Bewegendes, Skurriles, Lustiges und Groteskes zu bieten hat."
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01/05/2010   Klassisk

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
4/5 Stars

"Der er tale om en teknisk fremragende udgave. Opførelsen er dynamisk og mister ikke intensiteten et øjeblik undervejs."
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01/05/2010   La Scena Musicale

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
5/5 Stars

"La distribution vocale est époustouflante et incroyablement bien rodée, nous permettant de plonger avec plaisir dans cet univers déroutant mais indéniablement fascinant."
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04/04/2010   Diapason

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
4/5 Stars

"Une experience toujours très incarnée et vécue par ses protagonists à défaut d'avoir été d'une constant lisibilité."
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05/03/2010   Jyllands-Posten

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
"Det er et fascinerende værk."
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08/02/2010   Politiken

Per Nørgaard: Der göttliche Tivoli
4/6 Hjerter

"Det er utrolig varieret og meget veltimet. Den musikalske kvalitet er fornem."
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01/02/2010   Allmusic.com

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli (The Divine Circus)
"The Divine Circus should be of interest to Nørgård's fans and opera lovers with a taste for extreme adventure."
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Discography

Der göttliche Tivoli
Der göttliche Tivoli
Per Nørgård

SACD 6.220572-73 (2010)

A marvellous portrayal of Swizz artist Adolf Wölfli and a key-work in Nordic music drama


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