Pietari Inkinen

Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen, 39, Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and of the Japan Philharmonic, will make his debut at the Bayreuth Festival to conduct anew production of Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen in the summer of 2020.  The production will be directed by Valentin Schwarz.

Speaking of this news, Inkinen said: « It is a tremendous honour for me to join the long list of legendary colleagues who have had the privilege to conduct this ultimate masterpiece of music drama in the unique conditions of the Festspielhaus.  As with so many others, both performers and audiences alike, I was incurably bitten by the Wagner bug at an early stage, and the opportunity to immerse myself in the special atmosphere of the Festival, working alongside so many talented and experienced colleagues, on and off the stage, will undoubtedly be a highlight of my career. »

Inkinen has had a deep and distinctive connection with Wagner’s music throughout his career.



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