"Marc Niemann intelligently decoded the complex scores, but also kept an eye on the poetic mood."

Michael Pitz-Grevenig about sacre du printemps and Petrouchka in "Das Orchester" 6/2022

"Marc Niemann and the orchestra have played a decisive role in the success of the production. The interpretation is differentiated and sensitive, with a warm French sound"

Michael Stange on IOCO about the premiere of "Les contes d'Hoffmann"


Breaking the waves


Premiere Jules Massenet "Werther"

Massenet's drame lyrique Werther, based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's epistolary novel The Sorrows of Werther, is one of the most impressive adaptations of literary material for the opera stage. On 25.03.2023 the work will celebrate its premiere at Bremerhaven Theatre, directed by the British director Sam Brown under the musical direction of Marc Niemann. The renowned tenor Mirko Roschkowski returns to Bremerhaven in the title role after his success with Les Contes d'Hoffmann.

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New release of the Ninth Symphony completes the Beethoven cycle

After seven years, the much-acclaimed Bremerhaven Beethoven cycle has been completed with the recording of the Ninth Symphony. In June 2022, the live recording was made by sound engineer Martin Rust during a symphony concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra Bremerhaven conducted by Marc Niemann at the Bremerhaven Theatre. The realisation of this large-scale project was made possible by a crowdfunding campaign in which many music lovers from Bremerhaven participated. Thus, in addition to the opera choir of the Bremerhaven Theatre, the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno could be engaged. The soloist quartet included soprano Signe Heiberg, mezzo-soprano Patrizia Häusermann, tenor Tilmann Unger and bass-baritone Heiko Trinsinger.