Austrian conductor Peter Sommerer, best known for his Interpretation of Anton Bruckner´s Symphonies, former Chief Conductor and Music Diretor of the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra, is now in international demand as a guest conductor.

His recently highly acclaimed debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato beginning of this season has attracted much attention and will bring him back to Mexico. His debut with the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra (South-Korea) was just as successful and it marked the beginning of his future appearances  in Asia.

In addition, future invitations will take him to Romania, Iran, Germany and Austria.

Peter Sommerer is conducted the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra in a CD production of Scandinavian music for the “haenssler” record label that was released in May 2019.

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Current opera productions such as Wagner´s „Flying Dutchman“,  Puccini´s “Manon Lescaut” or in the last seasons Ligeti’s “Le Grand Macabre”, Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Hindemith’s “Cardillac”, Verdi’s “La Traviata”, Alban Berg’s “Lulu”, Massenet’s “Don Quichotte”, and Bizet’s “Carmen”, which have recently received equal acclamation from the public and press, underline his versatility.
The fact that the “Dutchman” is up to GMD Peter Sommerer can already be seen in the first few bars of the ouverture conducted with vehemence and genuine dramatic breath.” as the “Opernglas” wrote about his highly acclaimed Opening Night of Richard Wagner´s “Flying Dutchman”.

He has conducted the Royal Orchestra of Copenhagen, the Zurich Opera House, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, the Austro-Iranian Symphony Orchestra Tehran, the Lübeck, Magdeburg, and Jena Philharmonic Orchestras, Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra, the South Danish Philharmonic, as well as regularly in the USA and Canada.

Peter Sommerer is not only a tempestuous conductor of his orchestra, but also a gifted conférencier” as the Newspaper (shz) wrote about his “New Years Concert”. His affinity to introduce multilingual the audience to music, especially contemporary music, is much appreciated.

His interest in promoting young musicians can be seen in his choice to take over the artistic direction of the “Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg” at the beginning of the season 2018/19.

From 2002 to 2005, he was a permanent assistant to Michael Boder, which led him to the Wiener Staatsoper, the Staatsoper in Dresden, the Staatsoper Berlin, and the National Theatre in Munich, among others.

During this time, Peter Sommerer gained an extensive repertoire of operas by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. He made his operatic debut with Tan Dun’s “Marco Polo” during his studies (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) at the “Neue Oper Wien” in 1998, the focus of which is on 20th and 21st century music theatre productions.

Repertoire List Opera

Alban Berg


Georges Bizet

Les pecheurs de perles

Boris Blacher

Preußisches Märchen

Benjamin Britten

Albert Herring


Friedrich Cerha

Der Riese vom Steinfeld

Tan Dun

Marco Polo

Gaetano Donizetti

Don Pasquale

Lucia di Lammermoor

Antonin Dvorak


Peter Eötvös

Drei Schwestern

Charles Gounod

La Nonne Sanglante

Paul Hindemith


Leos Janácek


Emmerich Kálmán

Gräfin Mariza

John Kander


Eduard Künneke

Der Vetter aus Dingsda

Franz Lehàr

Die Lustige Witwe

Frederick Loewe

My Fair Lady

Albert Lortzing

Zar und Zimmermann

Nader Mashayekhi

Neda – Der Ruf

Jules Massenet


Don Quichotte

Wolfgang A. Mozart

Così fan tutte

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Die Zauberflöte

Le Nozze di Figaro

La Clemenza di Tito

Alex Nowitz

Die Bestmann-Oper

Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in der Unterwelt

Cole Porter

Kiss me Kate

Francis Poulenc

Dialogues des Carmélites

Giacomo Puccini

Gianni Schicci

La Bohème

Madama Butterfly


Wolfgang Rihm

Jakob Lenz

Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov

Die Zarenbraut

Gioachino Rossini

Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Gerhard Schedl

Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung

Alfred Schnittke

Die Historia von D. Johann Fausten

Arnold Schönberg

Die Jakobsleiter

Von heute auf morgen

Louis Spohr


Richard Strauss

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Der Rosenkavalier


Johann Strauß

Die Fledermaus

Wiener Blut

Der Zigeunerbaron

Eine Nacht in Venedig

Igor Strawinsky

The Rake´s Progress

Peter Tschaikowsky

Eugen Onegin

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

La Traviata



Richard Wagner

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Der fliegende Holländer

Das Rheingold



Carl M. von Weber

Der Freischütz

André Werner

Lavinia A.

Robert Wright

Grand Hotel

Repertoire List Concerts

Johann Sebastian Bach

Messe in h-moll
Div. Kantaten
Brandenburgische Konzerte
Ouverture No. 3

Bela Bartók

Konzert für Orchester

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
Klavierkonzert No. 2, 4

Missa in C-Dur
Missa Solemnis

Alban Berg


Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique

Johannes Brahms

Symphonie No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Anton Bruckner

Symphonie No. 3, 4, 5, 7, 9

Antonin Dvorak

Symphonie No. 8

Georg Friedrich Händel

Der Messias
Div. Concerti grossi

Joseph Haydn

Symphonie No. 22, 44, 60, 82, 83, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 101,102
Die Schöpfung
Sämtliche Messen

Paul Hindemith

Sinfonie „Mathis der Maler“

Anatoly Liadow

Baba Yaga
Der verzauberte See

Gustav Mahler

Symphonie No. 1, 6
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Olivier Messiaen

Un Sourire

Felix Mendelssohn-B.

Symphonie No. 4
Musik zu „Ein Sommernachtstraum“

Wolfgang A. Mozart

KV 200, 201, 297, 318, 385, 504, 550, 551
Flötenkonzert KV 315
Hornkonzert KV 417
Klavierkonzert KV 467
Violinkonzert KV 219, 211
Serenade KV 350
Sämtliche Messen

Arvo Pärt

Te Deum

Jean Sibelius

Symphonie No. 2

Franz Schubert

Symphonie No. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9
Sämtliche Messen

Robert Schumann

Symphonie No. 1, 3

Johann Strauß

Div. Walzer, Polkas etc.

Richard Strauss

Don Juan
Tod und Verklärung

Karol Szymanowski

Violinkonzert Nr. 1

Peter Tschaikowsky

Sinfonie Nr. 2

Hugo Wolf

Italienische Serenade


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