Thoroughly surprising and differentiated music emerged from the orchestra pit under the direction of Titus Engel: clear in tone, never too loud or coarse but always finely and sharply cut, and, in the chamber music accompanying figures in ‘Secondhand-Zeit’, both richly coloured and precisely executed.
Die Deutsche Bühne, on BORIS in Stuttgart
In 2020 Titus Engel was named Conductor of the Year by Opernwelt magazine. With his comprehensive view of repertoire from a wide range of musical eras, he consistently grasps works in their multifaceted relationality. Respected for his expertise in the field of historical performance practice as well as for his precise conducting of complex contemporary projects, the Berlin-born Zurich native can also be seen regularly performing central works of opera literature - most recently he thrilled audiences with Lohengrin at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl. Always ready to break new ground in his exploration of staged concepts on the podium, he sees music theatre as a field of experimentation in which social utopias can flourish.