Lorenzo Viotti Steps Down from Dutch National Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Lorenzo Viotti, the current chief conductor of the Dutch National Opera and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, has announced that he will remain in his position until season 2024-25 before stepping away from the company.

The conductor said that he plans to pursue a new rhythm that prioritizes his personal life and development. In a statement, Viotti said, “I have decided to give priority in the future to my personal life and development in which I am the master of my own time. I look forward to treading new paths in this soon, after a wonderful adventure of four years as chief conductor. My relationship with the musicians, chorus members, colleagues and, of course, the audience and the city of Amsterdam will always be there.”

Viotti will return as a guest conductor with both institutions after the conclusion of his tenure as chief conductor.

He made his debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018 and with Dutch National Opera in 2019 and is currently conducting the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in “Der Rosenkavalier.” In the 2023-24 season, Viotti will conduct his first Wagner opera, “Lohengrin.”