Antonio Pappano to Remain with Royal Opera House Until 2024

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Opera House has confirmed that Sir Antonio Pappano will continue as Music Director of The Royal Opera until the end of the 2023-24 ROH Season.

The announcement comes as Pappano will join the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as Chief Conductor Designate during the orchestra’s 2023-24 Season, assuming full responsibility as Chief Conductor in September 2024.

In a statement, Pappano said, “Over the last twenty years the ROH has become my family, my home, and my heart. The richness and depth of my relationship with UK audiences is hugely important to me and I am thrilled to be able to continue this with the LSO. I am excited to embrace future projects with friends and colleagues at the ROH over the next three Seasons and I look forward to continuing our close and wonderful association over the many years ahead.”

During the 2021-22 season Pappano will conduct new productions of “Rigoletto” and “Samson et Dalila,” and revivals “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci.”

Pappano is also slated to conduct a new Ring Cycle directed by Barrie Kosky. The new Ring cycle will begin with “Das Rheingold” in September 2023.