Since 2000, Maestro Johannes Rieger has served as Music Director of the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater in Halberstadt, where he is also the Artistic Director of the Opera.
Son of conductor Fritz Rieger, Johannes Rieger began his career at the age of fifteen, when he founded the Munich Youth Chamber Ensemble. After conducting study in Munich, Salzburg and Siena, he was appointed Kapellmeister (Associate Conductor) of the Ulm Opera in 1991; during his nine years there, he led productions of over 30 operas and operettas.
In 1995, Maestro Rieger added the post of Music Director of the European Music Project, a chamber orchestra specializing in contemporary music.
Maestro Rieger has appeared as a guest conductor with the Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia, North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, South West German Philharmonic in Konstanz, and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.
His concerts have been broadcast on Bavarian Radio and Stuttgart Radio, and his recordings are available on both Germany´s Wergo and Italy`s Symposion labels.
Maestro Rieger´s first appearances in the USA were in Texas with the Garland Symphony Orchestra, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Arlington in 2003. In 2006, he returned to these Orchestras and also traveled to Italy for his first appearance with the Chamber Orchestra Archi della Scala in Milan. In the same city, he conducted the Orchestra Milano Classica in 2007.