German conductor Marc Albrecht made his Royal Opera debut in the 2008/9 Season conducting Der fliegende Holländer. In the 2018/19 Season he conducts Boris Godunov.
Albrecht was born into a musical family, and began his career as an assistant to Claudio Abbado, and an assistant conductor at Hamburg State Opera. He was Music Director of Darmstadt State Theatre (1995–2001) and Music Director of the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg (2008–11). He has also been first guest conductor with Deutsche Oper Berlin (2001–4). He is currently Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Dutch National Opera. For Dutch National Opera, his many credits include Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Hänsel und Gretel, Der Rosenkavalier, Arabella, Gurre-Lieder, Wozzeck and The Gambler. Other selected opera credits include Ariadne auf Naxos (Aix-en-Provence Festival), Das Wunder der Heliane (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Hänsel und Gretel (La Scala, Milan), Die Soldaten and Der Freischütz (Zürich Opera) and Elegy for Young Lovers (Theater an der Wien).
Albrecht has also conducted orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He has made recordings with both the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Netherlands Philharmonic for the Pentatone label.