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Paul Taubitz

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

The Kiel-born pianist and conductor Paul Taubitz has been engaged as 2nd Kapellmeister and Assistant to the General Music Director at the Theater Heidelberg since the beginning of the 2020|21 season. In addition to the successful premieres of Berg's »Lulu«, Nyman's »The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat« and Dove's »The Monster in the Maze«, he has conducted Britten's »The Turn of the Screw«, Leoncavallo's »I Pagliacci«, Puccini's »Madama Butterfly«, Bellini's »I Capuleti e I Montecchi« and Lehar's »The Merry Widow«. He has also enjoyed success with many concerts at the Heidelberg Theater, the Heidelberg Castle Festival and the Schwetzingen Mozart Festival at the Rokoko Theater in Schwetzingen. In Heidelberg, his upcoming season will include a ballet production of Stravinsky's »Le Sacre du printemps« and »L'Oiseau de feu« Dvorak's »Rusalka«, Offenbach's »Les contes d'Hoffmann« and Rossini's »Il Barbiere du Siviglia«. In the 2019|20 season, he was a solo repetiteur with conducting duties and musical assistant at the Volkstheater Rostock, where he conducted Giuseppe Verdi's »La Traviata« and Eduard Künneke's »Der Vetter aus Dingsda« with great success, in addition to several concerts. At the age of just 15, he made his conducting debut in concert with the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, he has worked with the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, the Stuttgarter Philharmonikern, the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Münchner Symphoniker, the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, the Jenaer Philharmonikern, the Südwestfälische Philharmonie Hilchenbach and the Philharmonische Orchester Bad Reichenhall. Musical assistantships have taken him to the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Oper Kiel and the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim. Paul Taubitz received a comprehensive musical education at an early age and, after studying piano, studied orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Prof. Marcus Bosch and Prof. Georg Fritzsch. He received further impulses through master classes with Jorma Panula, Rüdiger Lotter and Alexander Liebreich. He was a scholarship holder of the Internationalen Ensemble Modern Akademie Frankfurt, the Richard Wagner Associations Geneva and Munich and was supported by the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation Hamburg.

Current Season
Musical Direction
1st Family Concert
Musical Direction
Firebird & Rite of Spring
Musical Direction
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Musical Direction
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Musical Direction
Madama Butterfly
Musical Direction
Rusalka