Marc Albrecht is one of the most interesting conductors on the current opera and concert scene. A man who goes his own way with clear artistic visions, and concentrates primarily on his role as Chief Conductor of the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Europe’s Opera House of the Year 2016, as well as of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. His chosen guest conducting engagements for the 2018/19 season will lead him to the Royal Opera House in London, the Hessische Staatstheater and the San Francisco Opera.
Although he is in great demand internationally as a conductor of late Romantic German and Austrian repertoire ranging from Wagner to Strauss to Zemlinsky, Schreker and Korngold, he convincingly and successfully covers the entire spectrum from Mozart to contemporary music. “The Beethoven sounded thrilling, evocative and exciting,” according to a review from Vienna in 2014, for example. Die Welt critic Manuel Brug cited Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh as “an exemplary operatic evening”, which Albrecht conducted in 2012. The Tagesspiegel (2018) also commented on Korngold’s “Das Wunder der Heliane” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin: “Marc Albrecht rules as a convincing Korngoldian. […] You cannot fight for such a rarity at the Deutsche Oper, as elaborate, affectionate and top-quality as he is.”