Johannes Debus has been Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) since 2009, having been appointed immediately following his debut. graduated from the Hamburg Conservatoire before being engaged as répétiteur and, subsequently, Kapellmeister by Frankfurt Opera where he acquired an extensive repertoire from Mozart to Thomas Adès, and worked closely with such conductors as Paolo Carignani, Markus Stenz, and Sebastian Weigle. He recently returned to Frankfurt to conduct The Adventures of Mr. Broucek and Rusalka.

In 2015/16, he debuted with the Houston and San Diego symphonies and Komische Oper Berlin (Le nozze di Figaro) and returned to Frankfurt Opera (The Cunning Little Vixen), the Blossom Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra, and to the Aspen Summer Music Festival (Béatrice et Bénédict). With COC, he conducted the world première of Canadian Barbara Monk Feldman’s Pyramus and Thisbe, Wagner’s Siegfried, and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.

In 2016/17, Johannes Debus debuts with the Metropolitan Opera, conducting Salome, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the San Diego Symphony ... read full bio