German conductor Robert Reimer is certainly one of the most versatile of his generation with a repertoire from opera to ballet, from baroque to contemporary music and from traditional symphony to cross-over concerts. He appears regularly at major European opera houses and orchestras and in European CD / DVD / Radio and TV productions since 2013.
Last summer Reimer debuted successfully at the Vienna State Opera conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with music by Shostakovich and Stravinsky for a ballet premiere of the Vienna State Ballet.
In recent years Reimer has made his debuts at major opera houses such as the Bavarian State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin (with his own premiere every year since 2011), the Geneve Opera, the Royal Copenhagen Opera, the Finnish National Opera, the Liceu Barcelona, the Copenhagen Opera Festival and the Stuttgart State Opera. He conducted operas such as Tristan und Isolde, Manon, Der Freischütz, Eugene Onegin, The Magic Flute and Káťa Kabanová, and ballets such as Peer Gynt, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Jewels, La Bayadère and Don Quixote.
After the recording of a Tristan und Isolde in a concert version in summer 2019 with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and international soloists at Penderecki Centre of Music, Poland, he was appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the “Claude Heater Foundation” based in San Francisco. In this role he conducts Verdi's Nabucco and Requiem, Wagner's Ring Cycle, and other masterpieces in Europe and the US.
Reimer also conducts contemporary music, in 2018 he conducted the world premiere of F. Ledroit's St John Passion in the Ludwigshafen Philharmonic with the European Chamber Choir, the German State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate and international soloists. This St John Passion has been available on CD at French label Skarbo since 2019.
Reimer is also in demand internationally as a concert conductor, and has been invited by important orchestras like the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the HR Symphony Orchestra, the German Radio Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich, the Basel Sinfonietta, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the German State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Royal Chapel Copenhagen and the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra.
Future highlights include his debut at the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the first night at the Classic Open Air on the Gendarmenmarkt with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, concerts with French soprano Patricia Petibon and the Janáček Philharmonic in Poland and the Czech Republic as well as performances at Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin.