The Finnish conductor Valtteri Rauhalammi has been the first Kapellmeister of Hannover State Opera since the 2017/18 and has conducted the house’s premieres of The Magic Flute, Dialogues des Carmelites, Le Roi Carotte, Oedipus Rex and Nijinsky, as well as numerous revivals including Hänsel and Gretel, Manon Lescaut and Der Freischütz.
From 2012 to 2017 Rauhalammi was engaged as first Kapellmeister in the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen conducting La Traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Norma, Der Rosenkavalier, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Don Carlo, La Bohème, La Gioconda, The Turn of the Screw, Die Passagierin, the world premieres of Isidora Zebeljan’s Nahod Simon, Michelle DiBucci’s Charlotte Salomon and Georgs Pelecis’ Symphony Response, a.o. Between 2014 and 2017 he conducted almost every performance of the Ballett im Revier, including Swan Lake, Giselle and the ballet triptych B3 vertanzt.
As a guest Rauhalammi conducted in the Estonian National Opera (Faust), in the Staatstheater Mainz (Le nozze di Figaro), concerts with the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, the Württenbergische Philharmonie and the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen as well as opera performances in the opera houses of Nürnberg, Bielefeld, Oldenburg and Lübeck. In 2016-2019 he was invited to assist Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Opera Festival in Tristan und Isolde.
Valtteri Rauhalammi was born in Espoo, Finland and received his education in the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He started his career as repetiteur and assistant conductor in Pforzheim and Aachen. Between 2008-2012 he was the First Kapellmeister and Deputy Music Director in Trier.