Susanna Mälkki is sought-after at the highest level with symphony orchestras and in opera houses worldwide. She appears regularly with top orchestras throughout Europe and North America; Helsinki Philharmonic, where she is Chief Conductor Emeritus and was Chief Conductor from 2016 until 2023, Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was Principal Guest Conductor from 2017 until 2022, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Berliner Philharmoniker. By invitation of Pierre Boulez, Mälkki was also the Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain from 2006-2013.

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Equally in demand with major opera houses, past notable appearances include at the Opéra national de Paris, Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Wiener Staatsoper, The Metropolitan Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and The Royal Opera House, London. Operatic titles this season and beyond show Mälkki’s versatility in the artform; Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Faure’s Penelope and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

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‘The Makropulos Case’ at Paris Opera

This October, Susanna Mälkki makes a triumphant return to L’Opéra national de Paris for Leoš Janáček’s penultimate opera, The Makropulos Case. Her previous performances conducting this work at the company in 2013 led Bachtrack to celebrate Mälkki “for[…]

Performance with the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra

On September 2, as part of the Lucerne Festival, Susanna Mälkki will conduct the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra in their final performance of the summer. The program for this captivating performance includes the Swiss premiere of Enno Poppe’s avant-garde[…]

World Premiere of Saariaho’s ‘HUSH’ at the Helsinki Festival

On August 24, an extraordinary musical event will take center stage at the Helsinki Festival as Susanna Mälkki conducts the Finnish Symphony Radio Orchestra in the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s composition, HUSH. Featuring trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, this performance[…]

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Upcoming Performances

OCT 5, 8, 10, 13, 17, 2023

The Makropulos Case

Opéra Bastille


NOV 2, 3, 4, 2023

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall

New York, NY

NOV 12, 13, 14, 2023

Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne

Cologne Philharmonie


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