Honeymoon is still going on with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Berliner Philharmoniker who signed a contract to continue the Osterfestspiele (the Easter Festival) until 2022.
Nikolaj Znaider is not only a great violinist, he is also a reputaded conductor who will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut on May 10–12, 2018 with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto starring cellist Jian Wang.
On 11, 13 & 14 April, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra hosts the acclaimed baroque conductor Masaaki Suzuki to conduct a masterpiece, Beethoven’s Mass in C.
Tonight, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale conducted by Riccardo Chailly and directed by Davide Livermore is premiered at Opera House temple, Milano’s Teatro alla Scala starring Ambrogio Maestri, Rosa Feola and René Barbera.
The Wiener Symphoniker just announced the appointement of conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada as Music Director. He will succeed Philippe Jordan from 2021-2022 season. Last month, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien has named his new Chief Conductor with Marin Alsop, the first woman ever in this position.
Great conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will probably be a new mother on 15 September. She won’t be able to conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Lucerne then. Fortunatly, talented conductor Omer Meir Wellber replaces and makes his debut at the Lucerne Festival.
In February, they were still sharing the stage of a concert with the Boston Symphony, great conductor Andris Nelsons and his wife, leading soprano Kristine Opolais have announced their divorce.