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Norrlandsoperan Welcomes Eduardo Strausser


Norrlandsoperan in Umeå proudly announces the appointment of the internationally acclaimed Eduardo Strausser as their Principal Conductor and Music Director, commencing from the autumn of 2024.

A Fresh Beginning

Eduardo Strausser’s commitment to Norrlandsoperan extends beyond the traditional role of conductor. Set for an initial tenure of three seasons, he is poised to augment the organization’s artistic trajectory. Particularly significant is his focus on amplifying music by female composers and incorporating contemporary repertoire that engages the audience in profound ways.

Eduardo Strausser, the renowned Brazilian conductor known for his dynamic style and intelligent programming, holds a distinguished reputation in the world of music. Strausser has marked his presence in the 2021/22 season with remarkable performances, including a new commission, “Odyssee,” for Zurich Opera, and collaborations with eminent violinist Augustin Hadelich at the Musikkollegium Winterthur. His engagements stretched from conducting the El Sistema Orchestra in Venezuela to notable debuts with the Kansas City Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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Strausser’s Vision

“I am deeply honored and excited to forge a bond with the esteemed colleagues of Norrlandsoperan. The opportunity to present the region’s audience with a dynamic and innovative repertoire is truly exhilarating,” expressed Strausser.

See what’s currently being shown at Norrlandsoperan here.

Erik Mikael Karlsson, the CEO of Norrlandsoperan, lauded the appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to onboard someone of Eduardo Strausser’s caliber. His international reputation, coupled with his genuine curiosity and passion, positions him perfectly to elevate our symphony orchestra.” Apart from his involvement with Norrlandsoperan, Strausser’s calendar remains packed. He will be seen collaborating with various global orchestras, including the Kansas City Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, to name a few.

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