Christian Thielemann chose an obvious but rare combination for his inaugural concert as chief conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden: Before Anton Bruckner's solemn symphony No. 7 he conducts it a choice of soprano Lieder by Hugo Wolf, for whom Renée Fleming is an ideal performer. From the Semper Opera in Dresden. Christian Thielemann, born 1959 in Berlin, is one of the most sought-after conductors in the world. In 2012 he became chief conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden. A main focus in his repertoire are the works of the late German Romanticism. The American Renée Fleming is one of the leading sopranos of the international opera scene. She received many prizes including a Grammy Award for the aptly titled album "The Beautiful Voice".