Noseda to give up Turin opera post in Italy

Posted on: April 27, 2018

“The Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, whose American career has taken off in recent years with his appointment as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and with high-profile performances at the Metropolitan Opera, announced on Thursday that he was leaving the Teatro Regio Torino, the Italian opera house he has helped restore to prominence,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (4/26) New York Times. “Mr. Noseda, 54, said … that he had been told that the Teatro Regio, which has been going through administrative upheaval this year, had canceled its planned tour of the United States next spring, which would have taken it to Carnegie Hall, Chicago and Washington.… The Teatro Regio appointed a new superintendent, William Graziosi, this week, which means Mr. Noseda would have had to reapply to keep his post as music director, the position he has held since 2007. Instead, he took his name out of contention.… Mr. Noseda … was widely credited with lifting the company’s reputation … and winning international acclaim through recordings and tours, including with a rapturously received one of the United States in 2014. Mr. Noseda said that he would honor upcoming conducting engagements this summer.”

Posted April 27, 2018