Tito Ceccherini To Stand In For Fabio Luisi In ‘La Grand Macabre’ At Opernhaus Zürich

By Nicole Kuchta

The Opernhaus Zürich has announced that Italian conductor Fabio Luisi, its General Music Director, has opted out of his role as musical director for the February/March performances of György Ligeti’s “La Grand Macabre.”

As a result, Maestro Tito Ceccherini, “an acclaimed interpreter of the modern repertoire” according to Opera Musica, will stand in as musical director for the upcoming performances of Ligeti’s 1978 opera.

Luisi currently holds the titles of Music Director Designate at the Dallas Symphony, Chief Conductor at the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He returns to the podium for “Der Rosenkavalier” on Feb. 15, 2019.

“La Grand Macabre” is set to open on Feb. 3, 2019 and stars Alina Adamski, Sinéad O’Kelly, Alexander Kaimbacher, and Leigh Melrose with the new production directed by Tatjana Gürbaca.

Performances will continue through Mar. 2, 2019.