Vienna-born Sascha Goetzel is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which has achieved international recognition thanks to a memorable performance at the 2010 Salzburg Festival, a brilliant debut at the BBC Proms and its first European tour. His spectacular work with BIPO is documented in three Onyx CDs.
Goetzel is also Principal Guest Conductor of Japan’s Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of Istanbul’s Music for Peace Foundation.
His opera experience includes productions at the Mariinsky Theater, Tiroler Landestheater, Lucerne, Vienna’s Volksoper, Opéra de Montpellier and Rennes. Following a great success with Le nozze di Figaro in 2014, the Vienna State Opera invited Goetzel for productions of Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Die Fledermaus and Der Rosenkavalier until 2018. Singers with whom he has worked include Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Joyce Di Donato, Joseph Calleja, Piotr Beczała, Juan Diego Flórez, Thomas Hampson and Michael Schade.
Most recently Sascha Goetzel conducted the Orchestre National de France in Paris, Orchestre de Bordeaux, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra and debuted in Zurich’s Tonhalle, Cracow and Tel Aviv. Highlights of last season were an American festival in Istanbul, concerts with the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Kyoto Symphony and his Japanese opera debut Le Nozze di Figaro with the Nikikei company and the Tokyo Philharmonic. The current season features many performances at the Vienna State Opera and a new production of Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto at the Opéra National de Lorraine.
Updated: December 2016