During his tenure as Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin german conductor Nikolas Nägele conducted numerous shows as  Die Fledermaus, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen and La Traviata.  

Highlights of the past two season included a reinvitation  to Deutsche Oper Berlin with  „Un ballo in maschera“,”Il matrimonio segreto” at Teatro Regio di Torino „Barbiere di Siviglia„ at Teatro Municipale di Piacenza as well as symphonic concerts at Teatro Petruzzeli di Bari, Palace of Arts in Budapest and Teatro Filharmonico di Verona as well as his house debut at Opernhaus Zürich with “ l’elisir d’amore”.

In the 20/21 season Nikolas will return to Bayreuth Festival working alongside Pietari Inkinen on the new Ring-production and will conduct a gala-Concert with Juan Diego Florez at Ravello Festival in summer 21.


After a big success with “ L’Italiana in Algeri” at Teatro Comunale in  Bologna in 2019 Nikolas Nägele will return to Bologna to conduct “ La Cenerentola” in December 2021  as well a production of “ Il barbiere di Siviglia” at Teatro Regio in Turin and a new production of “Carmen” in Lima, Peru.


In summer 2019 he conducted a widley acclaimed production of 

“Il viaggio a Reims” at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro where he also turned to conduct two gala concerts with Olga Peretyatko and Karine Deshayez in 2020.


Nikolas made his company debut at Salzburg Easter Festival 2017 as musical assistant to Christian Thielemann for the production of "Die Walküre" and at the Bayreuther Festspiele( 2018) as musical assistant to Christian Thielemann for „Tristan und Isolde“.



A prize winner of the prestigious “2013 Aspen Festival Conducting Prize” and “2012 James Conlon Conducting Prize”, he worked as assistant conductor at the Aspen Music Festival, close to his mentor Robert Spano.

In 2014, he made his US debut at the Aspen Music Festival. Furthermore he was a Finalist in the “2nd International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition” of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Born in Radolfzell am Bodensee (Germany), Nikolas Nägele graduated in conducting, piano and clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and Leipzig.




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Musik war immer ein wichtiges Thema zu Hause

Nikolas talks to Marina Kumperschmid from the Südkurier about his life in music and what brought him to bring his work to the Deutsche Oper Berlin.



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Past Performances

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24 AUG 2018 - 16 MAY 2019
Die Zauberflöte at Deutsche Oper Berlin

31 AUG 2018 - 02 JAN 2019
Il barbiere di Siviglia at Deutsche Oper Berlin

13 - 21 SEP 2018   
La Traviata at Deutsche Oper Berlin

18 - 24 NOV 2018 
Die Fledermaus at Deutsche Oper Berlin

17 JAN 2019   
Symphonic Concert with Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

28 JAN - 06 FEB 2019  
Die Walküre Assistant Conductor for Bayreuther Festspiele in Abu Dhabi 

9 APR - 9 MAY 2019    
Lear Assistant Conductor at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 

24 NOV - 03 DEC 2019 

Un ballo in maschera at Deutsche Oper Berlin

15 - 24 JAN 2020

Il matrimonio segreto at Teatro Regio di Torino

 18 - 24 Mar 2020

Cancelled due to Covid 19 La Cenerentola at Teatro Comunale di Bologna

31 Mar 2020

Cancelled due to Covid 19 Symphonic concert at Teatro Petruzzelli Bari 

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