Vitali Alekseenok will become Principal Conductor of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg from the 2024/25 season. He succeeds GMD Axel Kober.

From August 2023 he will work closely with Axel Kober as the 1st Kapellmeister and deputy GMD, before becoming head of music as Principal Conductor for three years from August 2024.

On 19 June, Alekseenok made his debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus with the ensemble Klangforum Wien and the programme "The Tower of Babel".

On 3 April, Vitali Alekseenok took part in the Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award. After rehearsals with the œnm. œsterreichisches ensemble fuer neue musik and the Mozarteum Orchestra, he was chosen by a jury chaired by conductor Manfred Honeck to advance to the finals and thus make his debut with his own concert at the Salzburg Festival on 5 August 2023.