Sir Donald Runnicles

Donald Runnicles

(Edinburgh, Scotland)

2022–23 Season: Conductor, Die Frau ohne Schatten

San Francisco Opera Highlights: Donald Runnicles served as music director and principal conductor of San Francisco Opera from 1992 to 2009. He first led the Company in two Ring cycles in 1990 and has since conducted more than 60 productions, including Les Troyens in 2015; the world premieres of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic and Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons; the West Coast premiere of Stewart Wallace’s Harvey Milk; the North American premiere of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise; and the 1999, 2011 and 2018 Ring cycles.

Recent and Upcoming: Wagner's Ring cycle; LohengrinTannhäuserDer ZwergDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Britten’s War Requiem (Deutsche Opera Berlin); Elektra (Metropolitan Opera); Hansel and Gretel in concert (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

General Music Director of Deutsche Oper Berlin

Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival

Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Emeritus of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Recipient of the San Francisco Opera Medal in 2009

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