Viennese born Thomas Rösner conducted his first orchestral concerts at the age of fourteen. An invitation from Fabio Luisi to conduct the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande marked the beginning of his international career.
Thomas Rösner has enjoyed great success for his interpretations of Viennese opera classics – such as Così fan tutte at the Théâtre de la Monnaie directed by Michael Haneke, Die Zauberflöte with Robert Lepage at the Opera Festival Quebec and at the Korean National Opera, Fidelio at Zurich Opera, Le nozze di Figaro and Die Fledermaus at Glyndebourne, Entführung aus dem Serail at the Houston Grand Opera or La clemenza di Tito at the Royal Opera of Wallonie.
Thomas Rösner was Chief Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne in Switzerland, chef associé of the Orchestre National de Bordeaux and holds currently the position of Artistic Director of the Beethoven Philharmonie in Vienna.
Thomas Rösner has conducted the Wiener Symphoniker, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Salzburg Mozarteum, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Philharmonia Prague, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bergen Philharmonic, Aalborg Symphony, Toscanini Filarmonica Parma, Houston Symphony, Les Violons du Roy in Montreal, Macao Orchestra, or the Israel Sinfonietta.
He has also conducted at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Semperoper Dresden, the Stuttgart State Opera, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Tokyo’s New National Theatre, the NCPA in Beijing, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Edinburgh Festival, the Welsh National Opera, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Opéra National de Lorraine and the Teatro Massimo in Catania.
Current and future projects include concerts with the Beethoven Philharmonie at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Ljublana, Italy, Switzerland or the Europäische Festwochen Passau in Germany. Invitations as a guest conductor lead him to the Grafenegg Festival in Austria, the Palau de la musica in Barcelona, the Warsaw Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic, Berner Symphonieorchester, Beijing Symphony or Quebec Symphony Orchestra. Further plans include a CD with Daniel Behle and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, The Merry Widow at the Latvian National Opera in Riga, Die Zauberflöte at the Theater Bern or Giuditta at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Strasbourg.
Thomas Rösner has a broad discography including Verdi’s Il Trovatore (Bregenz Festival/ Wiener Symphoniker) and Lehar’s Das Land des Lächelns on DVD. He has recorded Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass in the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona as well as two discs with the Bamberg Symphony and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra dedicated to the rediscovery of the music of Paul Kletzki. His CDs »Couleurs« with the Bamberg Symphony and »Voices« with the Beethoven Philharmonie, both for the Odradek label, were released in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim. His CD Haydn Arias & Overtures was the winner of the Juno Award in Toronto.