Dallas Symphony Extends Fabio Luisi’s Contract

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Koichi Miura/Metropolitan Opera)

The Dallas Symphony has announced that it has extended the contract for its Music Director Fabio Luisi for another five years, throughout the 2028/29 concert season.

Luisi began his first season as Music Director in the current 2020/21 season after a year of holding the title Music Director Designate. Luisi also holds the positions of General Music Director of the Opernhaus Zürich, and Chief Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

“Fabio Luisi comes with a reputation on the world stage, and he has already shown his tremendous impact in Dallas. In spite of this year’s challenges, I have been inspired by his passion and ingenuity,” said Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association Board of Governors Sanjiv Yajnik. “An orchestra creates the soul of a city, and Fabio will continue to play a key part in the cultural fabric of our community,” added Yajnik.

Per the press release, Luisi will continue to focus on the works of contemporary and iconic American composers.

“I am so very pleased to extend my tenure with the Dallas Symphony and to continue and to grow the relationship with these talented musicians. Though the beginning of my time with the orchestra was different than planned, we continued to make music with passion and conviction. I am proud of the work we have done, and I look forward to sharing our music and our performances with so many,” said Maestro Luisi.

Fabio Luisi has recently conducted Reimann’s “Lear” and Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at Opéra National de Paris, and “La Traviata” and “Nabucco” at the Opernhaus Zürich. The conductor is scheduled to return to the stage at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía for the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in June 2021.