Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter is the first Australian to be appointed to one of the six major state orchestras in nearly 30 years and is establishing a reputation as a conductor of exceptional versatility, equally at home in the concert hall and the opera house, and fluent in a diverse repertoire. In spring 2017 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester, a position which he will take up in September 2018, and has extended his relationship with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra through to the end of calendar year 2018. From 2014-16 he was Kapellmeister and musical assistant to Donald Runnicles at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Plans for the 2017/18 season include performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (The Love for Three Oranges, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème), and debuts with the Fort Worth Symphony, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and Bochumer Symphoniker. Nicholas will make his Paris debut at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, conducting concert performances of Samson & Dalila with Orchestre National de France and Roberto Alagna. Plans with Adelaide include performances with Alexander Gavrylyuk, of Bruckner’s Symphony no. 4 and Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Adelaide Festival.
Recent guest conducting highlights include debuts with MDR Leipzig, Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Don Pasquale), Santa Fe Opera (Die Fledermaus) and the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester in a special New Year’s programme at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt.