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Christian Thielemann was born in Berlin in 1959 and began what Karajan called the classical conductor's “hard but indispensable slog" through numerous small theatres at an early age. After 20 years of operatic experience, Thielemann, who also has been guest conductor-in-chief at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, started concentrating on a few selected orchestras and opera houses such as Covent Garden in London, the Metropolitan in New York and the Vienna State Opera.

1991 Conducts Wagner's Lohengrin with great success… read more

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