Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Conductor Change for ‘Pelleas et Melisande’

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a conductor change for its production of “Pelléas et Mélisande.” According to a statement from conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, “For personal reasons, I have to limit my activities in the coming months and therefore very much regret that I have to cancel my participation in the new production of Claude Debussy’s ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ at the {…}

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Named Associate Artist of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will take up the role of Associate Artist from December 2023. Gražinytė-Tyla is currently the Principal Guest Conductor and was the Music Director of the CBSO from 2016 to 2022. In a statement, Gražinytė-Tyla quoted Daniel Barenboim who said some years ago: “Music can lift our feelings and imagination to {…}

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Extends Contract With City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

(Credit: Frans Jansen) The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced that conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will extend her commitment to the orchestra. Gražinytė-Tyla will continue to serve as Osborn Music Director until summer 2022 and then will take over the position of the Principal Guest Conductor. “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with Mirga and are hugely grateful to {…}

Natalya Romaniw & Philadelphia Orchestra Triumph At Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020

(Credit: The Gramophone) The Gramophone has announced the winners of its Classical Music Awards 2020. Recording of the Year prize went to Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica for the recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Symphonies No. 2 & No. 21. Israeli-American violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman was presented with the Lifetime {…}