About Us

For the Musikalische Akademie, members of Mannheim’s National Theater Orchestra are the organizers and managers of one of the oldest concert series in Germany. Unique among German opera theater- and symphonic- orchestras is the Akademie’s democratic structure associated with its own choice of concert programs as well as its financial independence. These factors are essential for the artistic identity and self-confidence of the musician. Eight times annually the orchestra, otherwise accustomed to resounding from the orchestra pit, presents itself on the stage of the Mozartsaal in Mannheim‘s Rosengarten.

Creating culture through the artist’s own responsibility: This is a reality in Mannheim which has proven to be a successful and lasting concept.

The Musikalische Akademie of the National Theater Orchestra Mannheim e.V. which was founded in 1778 is represented by the following executive committee members:

  • 1. Chairman:
    Ulrich Grau
  • 2. Chairman:
    Christiane Albert
  • Financial Manager:
    Fritjof v. Gagern
  • Assistant Financial Manager:
    Christoph Rox
  • Secretary:
    Christoph Prüfer
  • Advisory Board Members:
    Jean-Jacques Goumaz, Julien Heichelbech, Georg Lustig, Alexander Petersen, Reinhard Philipp und Arne Roßbach

 

GMD Alexander Soddy

The General Music Director (GMD)

Since the beginning of the 2016/2017 season Alexander Soddy is music director of the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Alexander Soddy was the orchestra’s absolutely favorite choice candidate during the search for a General Music Director for Mannheim. Having started out as a choirboy in his native Oxford, then continuing with conducting studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Music Theory at Cambridge followed by his musical ascent as an opera conductor in London, at the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Oper Klagenfurt and as assistant to Kiri Petrenko in Bayreuth – the vocal genre has always played a decisively large role in Alexander Soddy’s life as a musician – having laid an ideal foundation for working on the concert repertoire.

 

Contact

Nadin Zeisse
Project Director/Executive Committee Consultant
nadin.zeisse@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 87

Raphaela Epstein
Communications Advisor/Subscriptions Director
raphaela.epstein@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 86

  • Monday 02th
  • Tuesday 03th
  • October 2017
  • 8pm, Rosengarten
  • Ingo Metzmacher
  • conductor
  • Benedict Kloeckner
  • Violoncello
  • Richard Wagner
  • Vorspiel zum 1. Akt aus Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

  • Paul Hindemith
  • Kammermusik Nr. 3 op. 36 Nr. 2

  • Dmitri Schostakowitsch
  • Symphonie Nr. 7 C-Dur op. 60 Leningrader

     

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  • Monday 06th
  • Tuesday 07th
  • November 2017
  • , Rosengarten
  • Stefan Blunier
  • conductor
  • Olga Pogorelova
  • Piotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
  • Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 35

  • Sergej Rachmaninow
  • Symphonie Nr. 2 e-Moll op. 27

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  • Monday 08th
  • Tuesday 09th
  • January 2018
  • , Rosengarten
  • Antonio Méndez
  • conductor
  • Rafał Blechacz
  • Olivier Messiaen
  • Les Offrandes oubliées

  • Luciano Berio / Franz Schubert
  • Rendering

  • Johannes Brahms
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 d-Moll op. 15

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  • Monday 05th
  • Tuesday 06th
  • February 2018
  • , Rosengarten
  • Alexandre Bloch
  • conductor
  • Justin Taylor
  • Thierry Escaich
  • Baroque Song

  • Francis Poulenc
  • Concert champêtre FP 49

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Symphonie Nr. 5 c-Moll op. 67

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  • Monday 05th
  • Tuesday 06th
  • March 2018
  • , Rosengarten
  • Alexander Soddy
  • conductor
  • Cédric Tiberghien
  • Alissa Firsova
  • Die Windsbraut
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 21 C-Dur KV 467

  • Piotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
  • Symphonie Nr. 6 h-Moll op. 74 Pathétique

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  • Sunday 22th
  • Monday 23th
  • Tuesday 24th
  • April 2018
  • , Nationaltheater
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Miriam Clark
  • Allan Clayton
  • Raymond Ayers
  • Opern- und Extrachor des NTM
  • Kinderchor
  • Benjamin Britten
  • War Requiem op. 66

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  • Monday 04th
  • Tuesday 05th
  • June 2018
  • , Rosengarten
  • Alexander Soddy
  • conductor
  • Gunilla Süssmann
  • Tanja Tetzlaff
  • Christian Tetzlaff
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphonie Nr. 26 Es-Dur KV 184

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Tripelkonzert C-Dur op. 56

  • Anton Webern
  • Fünf Stücke für Orchester op. 10

  • Franz Schubert
  • Symphonie Nr. 8 h-Moll Unvollendete

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  • Monday 02th
  • Tuesday 03th
  • July 2018
  • , Rosengarten
  • Alexander Soddy
  • conductor
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Symphonie Nr. 94 G-Dur Hob.I:49 mit dem Paukenschlag

  • Anton Bruckner Bruckner-Zyklus
  • Symphonie Nr. 7 E-Dur WAB 107

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  • Monday 01th
  • January 2018
  • , Nationaltheater
  • Bernhard Forck
  • Conductor
  • Nikola Hillebrand
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Orchestersuite D-Dur BWV 1068

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Exsultate, jubilate KV 165

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Dardanus-Suite

  • Georg Friedrich Händel
  • Feuerwerksmusik HWV 351

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  • Thursday 19th
  • July 2018
  • , Nationaltheater
  • Hervé Niquet
  • Conductor
  • Opernchor des NTM
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphonie Nr. 39 Es-Dur KV 543

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Davidde Penitente KV 469
    Kantate nach Texten von Lorenzo da Ponte

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