Ingo Metzmacher is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO). Succeeding Ferenc Fricsay, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Kent Nagano he is the first German conductor in this position in the history of the orchestra founded 60 years ago. Temptation is at the thematic core of the orchestra’s 2009|2010 season. Eleven concert programmes with works by Alban Berg, Paul Hindemith, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, Max von Schillings, Franz Schreker, Arnold Schönberg, Claude Vivier and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are scheduled to be performed in Berlin’s Philharmonie and some on tours to Hamburg, Cologne, Bonn, Weimar, Edinburgh, Paris, Vienna and other European cities. In the summer of 2010 the DSO and its Principal Conductor will perform the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Dionysos at the Salzburg Festival and also appear at the BBC Proms.