Since the 2009/2010 season Donald Runnicles has been music director of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. He is also chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has directed the Grand Teton Music Festival since 2005. He enjoyed a sensational US debut in 1988 after stepping in at short notice to conduct a production of »Lulu« at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Two years later his »Ring« cycle at San Francisco Opera led to his appointment there as music director, a position he held from 1992 until 2009, during which time he was involved in more than 60 productions. Donald Runnicles is a regular guest at the world’s foremost opera houses, and is regarded not only as an outstanding conductor of opera but also of the symphonic repertoire.