Teodor Currentzis

Teodor Currentzis is the Artistic Director of the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, as well as Founder and Artistic Director of the ensemble MusicAeternaand of the MusicAeterna Chamber Choir, both formed in 2004, during his tenure as Music Director of the Novosibirsk State Opera and Orchestra (2004-2010).

Previous highlights include the International Festival Baden-Baden with a new production of Bizet's Carmen, directing the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Orchestra; Weinberg's The Passenger at the Bregenz Festival with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre, with a new production of Berg's Wozzeck.

These coming seasons are very exciting for both Teodor and MusicAeterna: In September the Perm Opera will present Purcell’s opera The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars, in co-production with the Madrid Teatro Real. In February 2014 MusicAeterna will tour a number of prestigious European venues, including the Berlin Philharmonic and Paris Cité de la Musique.

In 2006, Teodor started the Territoria Modern Art Festival, which in a short space of time has become the most prestigious and progressive annual music festival in Moscow. Since 2012 Teodor Currentzis has been the Artistic Director of the International Diaghilev Festival in Perm. The programme of the festival includes the world premieres of operas and ballets, drama theatre, art exhibitions, concerts of symphonic,music, chamber music, and jazz music as well as film retrospectives. Teodor has received four prestigious Russian "Golden Mask" theatrical awards.