Klaus Sallmann Guest Professor, Vocal Performance
Staatsoper Berlin, Assistant Conductor.
Born in Böblingen, Germany, studied piano, composition and conducting in Karlsruhe and Vienna, with a. o. Paul Badura-Skoda, Nikita Magaloff, Wolfgang Rihm and Sergiu Celibidache. Since 2012 he is member of Berlin Staatsoper as assistant of Daniel Barenboim, since January 2020 he is head of music in this institution.
He has worked at Hamburg and Munich Staatsoper, Maggio musicale Florence, La Scala Milano, Metropolitan Opera New York, Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals and many other houses and festivals. He assisted Claudio Abbado, James Levine, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel, and played Lieder recitals with Edita Gruberova, Waltraud Meier, Peter Seiffert, Andreas Schager and Matti Salminen. He taught at the Centro de Perfeccionamento Plácido Domingo in Valencia as well as at Tel Aviv University, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin and at Lotte Lehmann academy. Sallmann constantly works with singers of all generations and tries to pass on the great traditions of singing and dramatic interpretation.