© Jürgen Altmann
© Jürgen Altmann

Dan Ettinger

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Dan Ettinger is regarded world-wide as one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation. He is General Music Director of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of the Israel Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. In January of 2023 he assumed his position as the new Music Director of the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli.


Dan Ettinger conducts at some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Washington National Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Opéra National in Paris, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Zurich Opera House, the Salzburg Festival, and the State Operas in Vienna and Munich.


From 2005 to 2012 and again since 2018, Dan Ettinger is Music Director of the Israel Symphony Orchestra. From 2009 to 2016 he was Music Director of the National Theatre Mannheim and from 2010 to 2015 Chief Conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he is still associated as “Conductor Laureate”.


Today, his performances with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Symphony Orchestra form the focus of his concert activities. In addition, recent engagements have taken Dan Ettinger to the Opéra National de Paris with Puccini’s Tosca and Massenet’s Manon as well as to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Gounod’s Faust and with Madama Butterfly.


As House Conductor and Choir Director at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv and Kapellmeister at the Berlin State Opera he developed a varied repertoire.


Since the beginning of his conducting career, Dan Ettinger has also enjoyed great success on the concert podium. From 2002 to 2003 he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.


Under his Musical Direction he has made numerous live recordings and CD recordings with artists such as Diana Damrau, Adrianne Pieczonka, Fabio Martino, Hagai Yodan and Gil Shaham. In addition, the performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen from the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Le nozze di Figaro from the Salzburg Festival, which he conducted, have been released on DVD.

April 2023 – For a most recent version of the biography, please contact Nicola Kamphausen

Management for Japan and Israel: ArtPro