Born in Switzerland in 1966, conductor Roman Brogli-Sacher has been Chief Musical Director in Lübeck since the season of 2001 and additionally became Director of Opera in 2007.
The line of his predecessors in Lübeck is marked by well-known names such as W. Furtwängler, E. Jochum, C. v. Dohnanyi, G. Albrecht und B. Klee and many others.
His course of study includes diplomas as teacher, conductor and trombonist from Musikhochschule Zurich, Bern, Luzern and Vienna. He started his professional career as solo trombonist at Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen/CH in 1986, where the former Chief Conductor John Neschling appointed him Assistant Conductor. Afterwards, from 1997- 2001 he was Erster Kapellmeister (First Conductor) and Deputy Musical Director in Halle/Saale.
As assistant of Chief Conductor John Neschling (1995-97) he conducted i.a. Rosenkavalier, Tannhäuser and Wozzeck in Palermo alongside numerous concerts.
Today Roman Brogli-Sacher disposes of an opera repertory of more than 70 conducted works.
Since 2003 he has regularly conducted at Staatsoper Stuttgart, i.a. Zauberflöte, Troubadour, Carmen, Tosca and Butterfly, furthermore Wozzeck in Bern and Tosca in Weimar in 2008 and Rheingold in Dublin in 2009.
He has also been very busy in the field of concert with a variety of outstanding orchestras such as Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Berliner Sinfonie Orchester, Orchestra of Teatro Massimo Palermo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Staatsopernorchester Stuttgart and Hannover, State Orchestras of Porto (Portugal), Sao Paolo (Brasilien) and Sinfonieorchester Bern.
In October 2012 the Lubeck Theatre's DVD of Wagner's Der Ring de Nibelungen was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2012 prize for the “music DVD Production of the Year”. The DVD was also awarded the Quarterly Prize of the German Record Critics Award in 2011.
In 2011 Lubeck was also nominated by 8 critics as the Opera House of the Year in the German magazine Opernhaus and has in recent years had an 85% attendance making it one of the best supported North German Opera House.
R. Brogli-Sacher has a great interest in young professionals and has therefore repeatedly worked with
the Youth Orchestras from the universities of Hamburg, Lübeck, Zürich, Wien, as well as with Landesjugendorchester
CDs with Roman Brogli Sacher conducting include i.a. (Musicafon label):
1. Nachkriegsklänge Schweiz -Furioso (Liebermann). 3. Symphonie (Honegger). Metamorphosen (Strauss)
2. Ma mere L’oye (Ravel), Karneval der Tiere (Saint-Saens, Moderation Björn Engholm)
3. Till Eulenspiegel und Don Juan (Strauss) , Sacre du Printemps (Strawinsky)
4. 1. Sinfonie (Honegger), Fagottkonzert (R.d’ Alessandro), Feuervogel Suite 1919 (Stravinsky)
5. Die Planeten (Holst)
as well as many others with works of Ravel, Bruckner, Schönberg and Schumann…