Bogdan Roščić Reveals Future Wiener Staatsoper Plans

By Francisco Salazar

Bogdan Roščić, the future director of the Wiener Staatsoper, has revealed that for his first season he will present 10 new productions.

In an interview with the Kurier, Roščić announced that he intended to bring Simon Stone’s new production of “La Traviata” to the Vienna house. He also added that he will bring conductor Teodor Currentzis, director Barrie Kosky and the former music director of the State Opera, Franz Welser-Möst, back to the company.

He noted that Kosky in particular will stage a lot of works with the company and that the big names will continue to sing at the house as well as newer names.

Roščić will succeed Dominique Meyer and will begin his term on Sept. 1, 2020. The Wiener Staatsoper recently opened its season with Verdi’s La “Traviata” and is set to open its first new production in October with Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”