Finnish conductor Valtteri Rauhalammi is the First Kapellmeister at the Staatsoper Hannover since 2017/2018. In his first two seasons he conducted Die Zauberflöte, Dialogues des Carmélites, Der Freischütz, Manon Lescaut, Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte, Nevermore (a ballet premiere), Oedipus Rex and the Symphony of Psalms, Halevy’s La Juive and revivals of Aida and Hänsel und Gretel.
As a guest Valtteri Rauhalammi conducted Faust at the Estonian National Opera and Le nozze di Figaro at the Staatstheater Mainz. He was invited to assist Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Opera Festival 2016-2019. He has worked with Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, Württenbergische Philharmonie and Neue Philharmonie Westfalen as well as conducted opera performances in Nürnberg, Bielefeld, Oldenburg and Lübeck. Upcoming projects in Hannover include The Greek Passion by Martinu, the ballet premiere Nijinski, and revival of Le Nozze die Figaro in Mainz.
After his debut with La Traviata at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Valtteri Rauhalammi held the position of the First Kapellmeister from 2012 until 2017 conducting more than 100 performances, 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.
Valtteri Rauhalammi started his career in Germany as a repetiteur and assistant conductor in 2005 after having studied conducting with Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam at the Sibelius-Academy and with Uros Lajovic and Konrad Leitner at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. His first engagements led him to Pforzheim and Aachen. 2008-2012 he held the position of the First Kapellmeister and Deputy Music Director in Trier.