In February 2017 Omer Meir Wellber published his first book in German language, together with Ger
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In 2010, Omer Meir Wellber conducted the production of Richard Strauss’ Daphne at the Semperoper Dresden to critical acclaim. According to a review by Julia Spinola at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 6 October 2010, “the young Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber made a powerful impact that intensified the change of mood and gave the piece a new quality under his leadership… Wellber captured the melancholy (of Strauss) … he captured the composer’s childhood dreams yet also his insecurities and doubts.” For the full review (in German), click here. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/daphne-in-dresd...
His debut with Strauss’ Daphne (2010) led to a profound relationship with the Semperoper and the Staatskapelle Dresden: In 2014, Wellber conducted Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and a concert performance of Guntram and opened a Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy with Così fan tutte, staged by Andreas Kriegenburg that he will continue in the 2014/15 season with Le Nozze di Figaro, staged by Johannes Erath. In September 2014 he conducted a symphonic concert at the rostrum of the Sächsische Staatskapelle with works by Dvořák and Haydn.
Omer Meir Wellber conducted at the Bavarian State Opera for the first time in the 2011/12 season in performances of Verdi’s La Traviata. In the 2014/15 season he returns to the Bavarian State Orchestra for performances of Carmen (December 2014) plus two symphonic concerts (Akademiekonzerte) in February 2015.
As assistant to Daniel Barenboim, Omer Meir Wellber worked at the Staatsoper Berlin and at the Teatro Alla Scala between 2008 and 2010. "Working with him changed my life and made me an artist,” says Wellber about Barenboim. At the Staatsoper Berlin Wellber conducted new productions of Bizet’s Carmen (2009) and Puccini’s Tosca (2010).
His debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin came in October 2012. Andreas Göbel said in RBB Kulturradio about his performance: „Omer Meir Wellber is an impressive talent: serious, highly musical, self-confident on the rostrum. Even though caution is called for when making predictions, we can venture to say that we shall be hearing a lot more of this conductor.” (RBB, 11 October 2012)
In October 2013, he returned to Berlin to conduct the Konzerthausorchester in the award ceremony concert of the ECHO Klassik that was broadcast by German public TV ZDF.
After his debut with the hr-Sinfonieorchester in May 2012, Omer Meir Wellber made his debut at Oper Frankfurt with Verdi’s La Traviata in December 2012. In “Der Neue Merker” Gerhard Hoffmann wrote about the performance: “Musical initiator of this wonderful production was young, Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber, who from the conductor’s desk literally set the stage on power. Smooth, rhythmically pointed, the Maestro determined the sound style of the precise, lively, featherweight playing Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra that it was a delight to listen to. Regardless all tempi he still left the singers room to breathe. One should give this ambitious artist more assignments!” (Der Neue Merker, 17 December 2012).