Chief Conductor of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester, Nicholas Carter leads three new productions per season and appears regularly in the orchestra’s concert series.
Nicholas was Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra from 2016 – 2019. He has established a reputation as a conductor of exceptional versatility, equally at home in the concert hall and opera house, and fluent in a diverse repertoire. Indeed his appointment in Adelaide was significant, as he became the first Australian to be chosen as Principal Conductor of an Australian orchestra in over 30 years. Between 2011 and 2014, he served as Kapellmeister to Simone Young in Hamburg, before moving on to a 2 year engagement as Kapellmeister and Musical Assistant to Donald Runnicles at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, a house where he enjoys a rewarding ongoing association.
In Australia, he has collaborated regularly with many of the country’s leading orchestras and ensembles and led the 2018 Adelaide Festival’s acclaimed full staging of Brett Dean’s Hamlet. Past engagements have included the Melbourne, Sydney, West Australian, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras with soloists such as Michelle de Young, Simon O’Neill, Alina Ibragimova, Alexander Gavrylyuk and James Ehnes; also galas with Maxim Vengerov (Queensland Symphony) and Anne Sofie von Otter (Sydney Symphony).