Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Conductor Change for Final ‘Lohengrin’

By David Salazar

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a conductor change for the Dec. 21, 2022 performance of “Lohengrin.”

In a social media post, the company noted that the performance will led by conductor Constantin Trinks. He will replace François-Xavier Roth, who is ill.

He joins a cast starring Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role, Johanni van Oostrum as Elsa, Johan Reuter as Friedrich von Telramund, and Anja Kampe as Ortrud. Other cast members include Liam Bonthrone, Granit Musliu, Gabriel Rollinson, and Roman Chabaranok.

This is the final performance of this run; per the company’s official website, it is sold out. “Lohengrin” is scheduled to return for the Opernfestspiele on July 16 and 19, 2023.

Trinks is scheduled to conduct a run of “Die Zauberflöte” at the Opéra National de Montpellier starting on Jan. 13, 2023. He will then conducting a performance of “La Traviata” at Oper Leipzig before leading the Belgian National Orchestra in a series of concerts throughout February.