Anna Skryleva

Anna Skryleva


Conductor Anna Skryleva, music director of Theater Magdeburg, is one of the most fascinating artistic personalities of a new generation. Her award-winning work to enlarge the classical repertoire is causing rapidly growing international attention.

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Recent and upcoming highlights of her conducting work include the Royal Opera Stockholm productions of The Magic Flute and The Nutcracker, Rigoletto and at Leipzig Opera. At Magdeburg Opera, where she has been music director since 2019/20, her conducting of the Kat'a Kabanova and Turandot productions was celebrated by international reviews. At the same venue she led productions of Verdi’s Falstaff, the world premiere of Grete Minde by Holocaust victim Eugen Engel, Britten’s Peter Grimes, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Le nozze di Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart, as well Eugene Onegin co-produced by Opéra national de Lorraine and Beethoven’s Fidelio. Recent engagements have brought Anna Skryleva to orchestras and opera companies across Europe and North America.

In Germany, Ms. Skryleva has conducted at Hamburg Staatsoper and the opera houses of Cologne, Leipzig, Wiesbaden, Rendsburg and Darmstadt. She is today a regular guest conductor at Leipzig Opera, where she conducts such performances as Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, Verdi’s Otello and Rigoletto and Puccini´s Madama Butterfly. 2017 saw her début at Dallas Opera with programmes of music by Giuseppe Verdi.

An internationally renowned conductor also in the symphonic repertoire, Anna Skryleva has led concerts with esteemed orchestras such as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Essen Philharmonic, Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra, Wermland Operas Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Aarhus Symphony, among others. She also appeared in concert with symphony orchestras from Lviv to Mexico. 2024 will also see Anna Skryleva's début at the helm of the Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. With the Augsburg Philharmonic and Magdeburg Philharmonic, she will conduct concerts featuring her own composition Three Impromptus in C for Orchestra.

Anna Skryleva was deputy music director at Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater from 2012 to 2015 and, subsequently, at Darmstadt Opera. Performances ranged from symphonic programmes of Messiaen, Françaix, Berlioz, Britten and Stravinsky to a wide range of operas, including Verdi's Otello and La Traviata, Tristan und Isolde, La Bohème and Il Trittico, Hänsel und Gretel, Der Freischütz, Salome, Kurt Weill's Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, and Carmina Burana by Orff. In 2015 she had her successful début at Staatstheater Wiesbaden with Madama Butterfly.

From 2007 to 2012 Anna Skryleva was assistant conductor and vocal coach under artistic director Simone Young at Hamburg State Opera. In this capacity, she collaborated in a groundbreaking new production of the Ring des Nibelungen cycle and led major revivals of Parsifal, The Flying Dutchman, Salome, Elektra and Chovanshtshina. She conducted opera productions at the Hamburg State Opera's Young Singers Project, leading both the Hamburg Symphony and Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestras.

In 2019 Anna Skryleva was awarded the Orchestra Innovation Prize by the German National Orchestras Foundation for her work with the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Today a resident of the vibrant musical city of Berlin, pianist, composer and conductor Anna Skryleva was raised in Moscow. At age five she received her first piano lessons, and at eight she completed her first own composition. Anna was accepted to the composers' class at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory when was ten. That same university later trained her as a pianist and chamber musician. Having completed her piano studies at Berlin's Universität der Künste Berlin with Klaus Hellwig, she then joined the conducting class of Lutz Herbig in Düsseldorf. Anna Skryleva has been a fellow of the five-year promotion programme of the Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera since November 2015.


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