Nicholas Carter

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The 2022/23 season marks Nicholas Carter’s second as Chief Conductor and Co-Operndirektor of Oper Bern.

This season in Bern, he leads main stage productions of Die WalkureL’enfant et les sortileges, and Iolanta and appears in the Berner Symphonieorchester subscription season. This season will see debut appearances for Nicholas with Opernhaus Zurich (Pearl Fishers) and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This season also includes return engagements with the Metropolitan Opera (Peter Grimes), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Verdi Requiem in collaboration with Staatsballett Berlin), Orchestre Metropolitain and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

From 2018-2021, Nicholas was Chefdirigent of Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Kärntnersinfonieorchester, where he led many new productions and appeared regularly in the orchestra’s concert series. His repertoire there included widely celebrated productions of Tannhäuser, Pelleas et Melisande, Simon Boccanegra, Rusalka, Elektra, Cendrillon  and La Clemenza di Tito.  For his Santa Fe Opera debut, he conducted Die Fledermaus, returning to much praise in 2021 for Eugene Onegin and has also led Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s Don Carlo and their most successful new production of Don Pasquale.

Born in Melbourne, Nicholas enjoys an ongoing relationship with all the major Australian orchestras, particularly with the Adelaide Symphony, where he served as Principal Conductor from 2016-2019. After serving as Kapellmeister and musical assistant to Simone Young at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Nicholas was invited in 2014 to take up a Kapellmeister position at the Deutsche Oper Berlin where he worked closely with GMD Donald Runnicles.