The Opéra de Lausanne has appointed Claude Cortese, 51, to succeed Eric Vigié as Director of the institution as of July 1, 2024. The Frenchman was chosen from the 50 applications received. Read More →

The Polish airline LOT has not allowed Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski to board a plane with his Stradivarius, according to ResMusica and Rzeczpospolita. Wawrowski was booked on a flight from Vilnius to Warsaw when he was asked to put his 1685 Polonia Stradivarius in the baggage compartment of the plane, which, of course, he refused. Read More →

The Municipal Theater of Sao Paulo (Brazil) is threatening the city with layoffs if the budget of the multidisciplinary theater with its orchestras, choirs and ballet is not increased to compensate for inflation. Instead of the allocated subsidy of the equivalent of 20.4 million euros, the theater is demanding 24.4 million euros.

Gustavo Dudamel

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is leaving Los Angeles to become the new Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. The 42-year-old Dudamel’s contract will officially start at the beginning of the 2026-27 season. As of the 2025-26 season, he will serve as the New York orchestra’s Music Director designate, and his full contract as music and artistic director will last for five years. Read More →

Demolition work of the annex of The Royal Bank of Scotland on St Andrew Square in Edinburgh began today. Once cleared, the new Dunard Center willé be built on this site. The building designed by David Chipperfield Architect and acousticians Nagata Academy will become a 1,000 seat venue. Read More →

Nicholas Collon
(c) Jim Hinson

Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO) since autumn 2021, 40-year-old British conductor Nicholas Collon is to continue his term until summer 2028. The aim of the new contract beginning in autumn 2024 is sustained collaboration. Read More →

Riccardo Chailly
(c) Teatro alla Scala

Als wollte er den Schmerz und die Schönheit der ganzen Welt darstellen: So empfand unser Mitarbeiter Alain Steffen Riccardo Chaillys Pathétique mit dem Orchester der Scala in der Luxemburger Philharmonie. Read More →

Aktuelle Besuchertrends für Konzerte und Musiktheater hat unisono (Deutsche Musik- und Orchestervereinigung) präsentiert. An der Online-Befragung haben zwischen Dezember 2022 und Januar 2023 insgesamt 122 von 129 Theater-, Konzert- und Rundfunkorchestern teilgenommen. Das entspricht einer Quote von 95 Prozent. Read More →

Deutsche Oper Berlin
(c) DOB

Der 48-jährige Schweizer Regisseur, Sänger und Theaterleiter Aviel Cahn wird zum 1. August 2026 Intendant der Deutschen Oper Berlin. Der promovierte Jurist ist seit vier Jahren Generaldirektor des Grand Théâtre in Genf. Dort läuft sein Vertrag eigentlich bis 2029. Zuvor war er während zehn Jahren Intendant der Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerpen und Gent. Read More →

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
(c) Alfonso Salgueiro

The Philadelphia Orchestra announced the continuation of their partnership with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin through 2030, with the new title of Music and Artistic Director. Read More →

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