Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Names New Chief Conductor & Principal Guest Conductor

Mark Wigglesworth has been announced as the new Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He will begin in his position during the 2024-25 season. The orchestra also announced that Chloé van Soeterstède will join as principal guest conductor, while Kirill Karabits will assume the title of conductor laureate. Wigglesworth has worked with such organizations as the Berlin Philharmonic, New {…}

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Announces Appointment of Mark Wigglesworth as New Principal Guest Conductor

(Credit: Benjamin Ealovega) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Mark Wigglesworth as its new Principal Guest Conductor. Wigglesworth has performed with the world’s leading opera houses such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, and La Monnaie, among others. The conductor has also led orchestras such as the {…}

Olivier Awards 2017: English National Opera Production Wins Top Opera Award

The prestigious Olivier Awards were handed out on April 9 and while “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” dominated the awards, the opera community had something to celebrate. Mark Wigglesworth, who conducted “Don Giovanni” and “Lulu” at London Coliseum, won the outstanding achievement in opera award beating out Stuart Skelton and Renée Fleming.  Meanwhile, the New Opera Production was awarded to Phillip {…}

Olivier Award 2017 Nominations: Renee Fleming Among Nominees In Opera Categories

The Olivier Award nominations have been announced with numerous operas earning recognition. In the Best New Opera category, Jan Philipp Gloger’s production of Mozart’s “Così fan Tutte” for the Covent Garden has been nominated alongside Philip Venables’ “4.48 Psychosis,” which was staged at the Lyric Hammersmith and won a UK Theatre Award in October 2016. English National Opera’s “Lulu” and “Akhnaten” round out the nominees in {…}