Omer Meir Wellber is one of the leading conductors of operatic and orchestral repertoire. Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, he has been Principal Conductor at the Semper Opera in Dresden. He has stood on the podium of many world-class ensembles, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra RAI Torino and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. The Israeli conductor is a frequent guest conductor of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, La Fenice in Venice and Israeli Opera. He is due to commence as Principal Conductor with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2019 and from 2020 he will be Music Director of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
Between 2008 and 2010 he acted as assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden as well as at La Scala Milan. From 2010 until 2014 Omer Meir Wellber was Music Director at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. In 2007 he made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2016 directed his residence at the Dresden Music Festival. In his native Israel he actively involves himself in classical music, in particular in a range of integrational projects. Omer Meir Wellber views music as a means to effect social change. Since 2009 he has been Music Director of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra which specialises in Music Education, reaching over 70,000 children every year. Furthermore the conductor works as an author. His first novel will be published by Berlin Verlag in September 2019.