Christian Thielemann Replaces Esa-Pekka Salonen for Teatro alla Scala’s Concerts

(Credit: Matthias Creutziger) The Teatro alla Scala has announced that German conductor Christian Thielemann will replace Esa-Pekka Salonen for the inaugural concerts of the 2021-22 season. The company noted that Salonen is indisposed and was forced to cancel. Thielemann will conduct the Filarmonica della Scala in three consecutive evenings featuring soprano Camilla Nylund. The repertoire for the concerts includes Richard {…}

Wiener Staatsoper & Osterfestspiele Salzburg Announce Co-Production of ‘Lohengrin’

(Credits: ORF / Lalo Jodlbauer) The Wiener Staatsoper and Osterfestspiele Salzburg have announced that they will cooperate on a new production of Wagner’s “Lohengrin.” In a joint press statement, the two companies noted that a new production of Wagner’s romantic opera would be performed at the Wiener Staatsoper in the 2023-24 season, after the premiere at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg in April {…}

Semperoper’s Intendant Peter Theiler Cancels Rehearsal For ‘Ein Heldenleben’

Credit: Klaus Gigga Peter Theiler, the Intendant of the Semperoper Dresden, has canceled the planned rehearsal for Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Per the sources from the German press, Chief Conductor Christian Thielemann and the orchestra board of the Staatskapelle Dresden felt that their work was hindered. “You do not believe how disappointed I am {…}