|Alternative Spellings||Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden|
Fabio Luisi - Conductor from 2007 to 2010
Bernard Haitink - Conductor from 2002 to 2004
Giuseppe Sinopoli - Conductor from 1992 to 2001
Hans Vonk - Conductor from 1985 to 1990
Herbert Blomstedt - Conductor from 1975 to 1985
Martin Turnovský - Conductor from 1966 to 1968
Kurt Sanderling - Conductor from 1964 to 1967
Otmar Suitner - Conductor from 1960 to 1964
Lovro von Matačić - Conductor from 1956 to 1958
Franz Konwitschny - Conductor from 1953 to 1955
Rudolf Kempe - Conductor from 1949 to 1953
Joseph Keilberth - Conductor from 1945 to 1950
Karl Elmendorff - Conductor from 1943 to 1944
Karl Böhm - Conductor from 1934 to 1943
Fritz Busch - Conductor from 1922 to 1933
Fritz Reiner - Conductor from 1914 to 1921
Ernst von Schuch - Conductor from 1884 to 1914
Franz Wüllner - Conductor from 1877 to 1884
Julius Rietz - Conductor from 1874 to 1877
Karl August Krebs - Conductor from 1850 to 1880
Richard Wagner - Conductor from 1843 to 1848
Carl Gottlieb Reissiger - Conductor from 1826 to 1859
Carl Maria von Weber - Conductor from 1816 to 1826
Francesco Morlacchi - Conductor from 1810 to 1841
Ferdinando Paer - Conductor from 1802 to 1806
Johann Gottlieb Naumann - Conductor from 1776 to 1801
Johann Adolph Hasse - Conductor from 1733 to 1763
Giovanni Alberto Ristori - Conductor from 1725 to 1733
Johann David Heinichen - Conductor from 1717 to 1729
Antonio Lotti - Conductor from 1717 to 1719
Johann Christoph Schmidt - Conductor from 1697 to 1728
Nicolaus Adam Strungk - Conductor from 1688 to 1700
Carlo Pallavicini - Conductor from 1666 to 1688
Giovanni Andrea Bontempi - Conductor from 1656 to 1680
Vincenzo Albrici - Conductor from 1654 to 1680
Heinrich Schütz - Conductor from 1615 to 1672
Rogier Michael - Conductor from 1587 to 1619
Giovanni Battista Pinello di Ghirardi - Conductor from 1580 to 1584
Antonio Scandello - Conductor from 1568 to 1580
Mattheus Le Maistre - Conductor from 1555 to 1568
Johann Walter (Johann Blankenmüller) - Conductor from 1548 to 1554
The Staatskapelle Dresden is an orchestra based in Dresden, Germany founded in 1548 by Kurfürst Moritz (Elector Moritz) of Saxony. It is one of the world's oldest orchestras.
The orchestra is the musical body of the Sächsische Staatsoper (Saxon State Opera). Venue of the orchestra is the Semperoper opera house.
The orchestra has had many eminent chief conductors. Heinrich Schütz was associated with it early in its existence, and in the nineteenth century Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner were both chief conductors.
In the twentieth century, Richard Strauss became closely associated with the orchestra as both conductor and composer, which premiered several of his works. Karl Böhm and Hans Vonk were notable among the orchestra's chief conductors in that they served as chief conductors of both the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the State Opera simultaneously. Herbert Blomstedt was musical director of the Staatskapelle from 1975 to 1985.
In 1990, the Staatskapelle elected Colin Davis as its first 'conductor laureate', a position that he held until his death in 2013.
Giuseppe Sinopoli was chief conductor from 1992 until his sudden death in 2001. Bernard Haitink replaced him in August 2002, but resigned in 2004 over disputes with the Staatskapelle's Intendant, Gerd Uecker, on the orchestra's choice of successor. In August 2007 Fabio Luisi began his tenure as chief conductor after having appointed as far back as January 2004.
The orchestra has named Myung-Whun Chung as its first-ever principal guest conductor, effective as of the 2012–2013 season.
In 2007, the orchestra inaugurated the post of Capell-Compositeur or composer-in-residence, each appointed composer holding the post for one concert season. The first Capell-Compositeur was Isabel Mundry; and for the 2011–12 season, Lera Auerbach.
In April 2007, the European Cultural Foundation awarded the orchestra a prize "zur Bewahrung des musikalischen Weltkulturerbes" (“for preservation of the world's musical heritage”). In June 2011, the orchestra was announced as the new resident orchestra of the Salzburg Easter Festival, as of 2013. Wikipedia