Titus Engel has been named conductor of the year by the international opera magazine Opernwelt in 2020. Respected for his expertise in historical interpretations, as well as for his direction of complex contemporary projects, the Zurich-born Berliner also has solid experience of opera literature. In the 2023/24 season, he will be Principal Conductor of the Basel Sinfonietta. Since his operatic debut in Dresden in 2000, he has been a regular guest at the opera houses of Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Lyon, Basel and Geneva, where he has conducted Wagner's Lohengrin, Berg's Wozzeck, Strauss's Salome, Nielsen's Maskerade and Haas's Bluthaus, among others. With Lydia Steier, he brought Stockhausen's Donnerstag to the stage of Theater Basel in 2016. His other productions in Basel include La traviata and Diodati. Unendlich by Michael Wertmüller. Titus has also conducted world premieres at the Salzburg, Berlin and Lucerne Festivals, the Ruhrtriennale, Madrid's Teatro Real and Vienna's Konzerthaus.