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Wiener Festwochen Cancels Teodor Currentzis’ Performance


Teodor Currentzis will no longer conduct at the Wiener Festwochen. In a statement, Festival Director Milo Rau said, “We welcome the committed and critical questions following the announcement of two concerts that deal with war and genocide as well as understanding and reconciliation: Kaddish Requiem ‘Babyn Jar,’ under the musical direction of Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv together with the Kyiv {…}


Wiener Konzerthaus Cuts Ties with Teodor Currentzis


The Wiener Konzerthaus has announced that it has cut ties with Teodor Currentzis. In a recent interview with intendant Matthias Naske said, “You know about my good old relationship with Teodor Currentzis; however, you will no longer find the conductor in next season’s programme. This is no coincidence, but the result of an intense, painful process of reflection. Currentzis still {…}


Elbphilharmonic Cancels Teodor Currentzis’ Concert


The Elbphilharmonie has canceled Teodor Currentzis’s concert on April 6, 2023. The concert was set to showcase Bach’s B-minor Mass and starred Russian-sponsored MusicAeterna orchestra and chorus. In a statement, the Elbphilharmonie said, “As the organization of concerts with the St. Petersburg-based ensembles is currently fraught with too many uncertainties due to the effects of the Russian war on Ukraine, {…}


Teodor Currentzis Cancels ‘Tristan und Isolde’


Teodor Currentzis will no longer perform “Tristan und Isolde” in Moscow, Dortmund, and Baden-Baden. In an official press release, it was announced that “the planned performance of Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ cannot take place as planned because the cast of singers is no longer fully available. In intensive discussions with Teodor Currentzis, given the current situation in Ukraine, we have {…}


Kölner Philharmonie Cancels Teodor Currentzis’s Concert


The Kölner Philharmonie has canceled Russian-Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis’s concert on Jan. 27, 2023. The Philharmonie director Louwrens Langevoort said, “This does not mean that we do not appreciate his artistic achievements, but more than half a year after the outbreak of war, an attitude towards the political situation should be recognizable.” Langevoort added, “The activities and financing of his {…}


Teodor Currentzis Announces New Project ‘Utopia’


The Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis has announced a new project entitled “Utopia.” Vienna’s Der Standard is reporting that the controversial conductor is creating this project which is not an orchestra in the usual sense of the word, but “a unique creative community of like-minded people who have dedicated themselves to the search for the best sound and the true spirit {…}


Stuttgart Minister of Finance Faces Backlash Following Comments on Anna Netrebko, While Supporting Teodor Currentzis


The Minister of Finance in Stuttgart is facing backlash after announcing he would deny Anna Netrebko a venue for her upcoming Sept. 3 concert in Stuttgart. Minster Danyal Bayaz is first facing a criminal complaint that said the Minister of Finance is “coercing the Russian opera singer according to Article 240 of the Criminal Code.” A private blogger from Bavaria {…}


Ukrainian Ambassador Calls for Salzburg Festival to Cancel MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis


The Ukrainian ambassador to Austria, Wassyl Chymynez, is calling on Salzburg Festival to cancel the performances of conductor Teodor Currentzis and the MusicAeterna orchestra, which is funded by Putin-funded banks. The ambassador told the Kronen-Zeitung that a performance by the group would send “a very inhumane signal” and noted that Vladimir Putin knows how to “use art very cleverly.” He {…}


Teodor Currentzis & musicAeterna Announce Lucerne Residency


Conductor Teodor Currentzis and his musicAeterna are set to present their first international residency in Lucerne this October. The residency will take place between Oct. 6-8 with attendees able to engage in masterclasses, roundtables, and live performances. On Oct. 6, participants will engage with modern academic music, specifically French composer Philippe Hersant’s chorus opera “Tristia.” The performance in Lucerne will {…}