Edo de Waart

The San Diego Symphony announced that Dutch conductor Edo de Waart, 77, has been appointed the orchestra’s principal guest conductor. The news comes as Venezuelan-born Rafael Payare prepares to take over as Music Director, with his first concerts this weekend. De Waart’s contract will start with the 2019-20 season and is to run through the 2021-22 season. He will be conducting the orchestra for three to four weeks a year. Read More →

Karajans Hans Sachs ist tot. Der deutsche Bassbariton Theo Adam ist gestern im Alter von 92 Jahren gestorben. Der Sachs war seine Glanzrolle unter über 100 Partien. Theo Adam war Mitglied des Dresdner Kreuzchores. 1949 erhielt er ein Engagement an der Staatsoper Dresden. Bereits 1952 sang er bei den Bayreuther Festspielen, wo er bis 1980 gastierte. Read More →

Clermont-Ferrand based Orchestre d’Auvergne is the first French orchestra to launch its own 100% digital label, accessible on various paid-subscription streaming platforms. Read More →

Philippe Jordan
(c) JF Leclercq

3sat zeigt den Film ‘Oper – L’Opéra de Paris’, der mit dem Schweizer Filmpreis 2018 in der Kategorie ‘Bester Dokumentarfilm’ ausgezeichnet wurde, am Samstag, 12. Januar um 22.00 Uhr in Erstausstrahlung. Regisseur Jean-Stéphane Bron reist gemeinsam mit dem Schweizer Chefdirigenten Philippe Jordan in den Mikrokosmos des prestigeträchtigen Pariser Musiktempels – in die Pariser Oper. Read More →

Thomas Heuser

The San Juan Symphony has announced a contract extension with Music Director Thomas Heuser to serve as for the next five seasons through 2024. The American conductor Heuser has also been music director of the Idaho Falls Symphony since 2011, a position he plans to keep along with the San Juan Symphony.


Mariinsky Theatre
Photo: Valentin Baranovsky

Doctor Zhivago, an opera by Russian composer David Krivitsky (1937-2010), will be premiered on January 24 in a concert performance at the Marinsky Theatre Concert hall in St. Petersburg. Krivitsky’s work has been composed after the eponymous novel by Boris Pasternak. Soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers and the Mariinsky Orchestra will be conducted by Nikolai Khondzinsky. Read More →

Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Photo Jacques Verrees

Argentinian conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, 42, has extended his contract as Music Director of the Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Belgium, until December 2022. Alarcon and the choir are working together since 2009.

British violinist Gina McCormack will join the Brodsky Quartet in May 2019 when Daniel Rowland leaves the ensemble to pursue a solo career, after twelve wonderfully diverse years with the quartet. Rowland’s time with the Brodsky Quartet saw them accepting an exclusive recording contract with Chandos, and becoming Artistic Associates at London’s Kings Place, as well as continuing to bring fresh and innovative programmes to the world’s main stages. Read More →

RTL-Orchester -Villa Louvigny

Der erste spezifisch für Konzerte gebaute Saal in Luxemburg, das Auditorium im früheren RTL-Komplex im Luxemburger Stadtpark, soll wieder für Musik genutzt werden. Das meldete Radio 100,7 unter Berufung auf offizielle Quellen. Read More →

Lee Mills

The Seattle Symphony and Music Director Designate Thomas Dausgaard has announced the appointments of Lee Mills as the Douglas F. King Associate Conductor and Lina Gonzalez-Granados as the Conducting Fellow, beginning September 2019. Read More →

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