Riccardo Chailly Responds to Ukrainian Consul over Teatro alla Scala’s ‘Boris Godunov’

Music Director of the Teatro alla Scala Riccardo Chailly has responded to the Ukrainian Consul’s letter asking the Milan theater to cancel “Boris Godunov” as the company’s opening night. Chailly said, “We are all with Ukraine waiting for the conflict to end, but politics and its consequences cannot be coercive for culture.” The conductor responded to the letter that Ukrainian {…}

Roberto Alagna, Marie-Nicole Lemieux & Cecilia Bartoli Lead Les Chorégies d’Orange’s 2021 Festival

Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Music / D. Rouvre / Kristian Schuller/Decca Festival Les Chorégies d’Orange has announced its 2021 schedule, featuring a number of vocal and orchestral works. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Camille Saint-Saëns’ operatic masterpiece “Samson et Dalila” will star Nicolas Cavallier in the role of Le Grand-Prêtre de Dagon, {…}

Royal Concertgebouw Appoints Iván Fischer New Honorary Conductor

(Credit: Marco Borggreve) The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has announced the appointment of Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer as its new Honorary Conductor. Fischer is the third Honorary Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, following Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly and his tenure will begin in the 2021-22 season. The Maestro recently conducted Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Verdi’s {…}