Zbyněk Müller is conductor of the National Theatre Opera in Prague and principal guest conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra in Košice. He studied oboe and conducting at the Prague Conservatory and at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts. For several years he worked in various Prague orchestras, culminating in a ten-year engagement as solo oboist with the Prague Philharmonia. In 1996 he began to collaborate as a conductor with the same orchestra. In 2004 he made his debut with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and in 2010 with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2008 to 2021 he was chief conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice. Since 2000, at Prague National Theatre he conducted the productions of Mozart operas Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte, Verdi’s Aida, Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Bizet’s Carmen, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Dvořák’s Rusalka, Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Puccini’s Turandot, Wagner’s Lohengrin, Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, Stravinsky’s The Nightingale and others. At the Prague National Theatre he also prepared Smetana’s operas The Secret and The Kiss (2006 and 2007), the Czech premiere of Britten’s Gloriana (2012) and Orff’s Die Kluge and Der Mond (2016). With the orchestra of the National Theatre he appeared as a conductor at the Janáček Brno Festival, at the Maifestspiele in Wiesbaden, in South Korea, Italy and Cyprus. He was invited to collaborate with opera houses abroad, including Teatro Real Madrid (Fate) and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf-Duisburg, where he prepared a new production of Don Giovanni (2005). At the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava he prepared Giordano’s Fedora (2011) and Andrea Chénier (2015).