Axel Kober

Music Director
Axel Kober has been General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since 2009/10. He sets decisive accents with a broad repertoire ranging from the Baroque to important works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Outstanding productions include Alban Berg's "Wozzeck" directed by Stefan Herheim, the ballet productions with Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem" and Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" choreographed by Martin Schläpfer, as well as Kobers' rehearsal of Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" staged by Dietrich Hilsdorf in Düsseldorf and Duisburg, which resulted in a highly acclaimed live recording with the Duisburg Philharmonic.
After first engagements as Kapellmeister in Schwerin and Dortmund, Axel Kober became deputy GMD in Mannheim before moving to the Leipzig Opera as music director and musical director in 2007. Axel Kober has also been GMD of the Duisburg Philharmonic since 2019.
Concerts have taken him to the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. This season he makes his debut with the Graz Philharmonic and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Axel Kober is a welcome guest at Europe's leading opera houses such as the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, the Royal Opera Copenhagen, the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, the Zurich Opera House and at the Bayreuth Festival. Following an equally acclaimed "Ring" cycle in 2019 and 2022, he conducts regularly at the Vienna State Opera.
In the 2023/24 season Axel Kober can be seen in Vienna with "Der Rosenkavalier" (Strauss) and "Turandot" (Puccini), at the Staatsoper Berlin with "Jenufa" (Janáček), in Hamburg he is again on the podium with "Turandot" and makes his debut with "Tannhäuser" (Wagner) with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.
At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Axel Kober will take over the musical direction of productions including "Parsifal", "Der fliegende Holländer" (Wagner), Jenufa (Janáček), "Turandot" (Puccini) and "Der Rosenkavalier" (Strauss) in the 2023/24 season.

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Sun 22.06.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
17:00 - 19:45
Revival Opera
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 2
Sat 28.06.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:15
Opera
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Wed 02.07.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:15
Opera
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Sun 13.07.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
18:30 - 21:15
For the last time this season Opera
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Kleines-Abo 2, Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo 3
With the support of the Friends of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Opera Gala with Farewell-Party

on the farewell of General Music Director Axel Kober
Fri 05.07.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:00
Gala
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Sat 05.07.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:00 - 22:00
Gala
Fri 21.06.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:45
Circle of Friends-Premiere Opera
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Neuproduktionen-Abo
Sun 23.06.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 17:15
Family card Opera
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 1
Sat 29.06.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:45
Opera
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Wed 03.07.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:45
Opera
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Mittwochs-Abo
Sat 06.07.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:45
For the last time this season Opera
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Samstags-Abo 1