The German conductor Max Renne (1974) began his studies in Berlin. While studying conducting in Vienna, he began his first engagement as a rehearsal pianist at the opera in Linz in 1996. Shortly thereafter he became Kapellmeister in Linz. Since this time he has accumulated a large opera repertory. He has also served as musical director for many theater productions, in some cases serving also as musical arranger. In 2004 Max Renne began working independently conducting a highly varied repertory. He collaborated with the choreographer Constanza Macras on her first opera production “Oedipus Rex” in Dresden. This production was also presented at HAU, Berlin, and at the Dance Festival in Liège. Since 2007, Max Renne has had a close relationship with the director Sebastian Baumgarten. Recent productions at the Staatsoper in Berlin include Goldmann’s “R.Hot bzw. Die Hitze” and “Der Jasager/Der Neinsager” by Weill/ Bredemeyer. Other recent works include productions with the artistic collective bauhouse and the audiovisual crossover concert “Sinfonie”. With "Lezioni di tenebra" he continues his work at the Staatsoper. He also conducted "The Threepenny Opera" at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart. At The Göteborg Opera, he conducted The Göteborg Orchestra in Hiroaki Umeda’s dance creation "Interfacial Scale", with music by Yoshihiro Hanno (2013).