“Gianandrea Noseda will be the next general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-2022 season and will conduct his first ‘Ring’ cycle there, directed by Andreas Homoki,” writes Anne Midgette in Monday’s (7/2) Washington Post. “He replaces Fabio Luisi, who, the company also announced, will be leaving his post a year early. Luisi was recently announced as the next music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra…. [Zurich Opera General Director] Homoki and Luisi agreed that Luisi would leave [his Zurich post] a year earlier [than originally contracted], in 2021, to give his successor four seasons to work with—and to give him room to plan the ‘Ring’ that Homoki had long dreamed of doing. Noseda was available because he resigned his longtime post at the Teatro Regio in Torino, Italy, in April…. Noseda will conduct two new productions and two revivals a season, as well as some orchestral concerts.… Noseda’s initial contract with the National Symphony Orchestra expires in 2020-2021, but his contract with Zurich has no effect on a possible extension…. ‘Washington is at the center of my panorama,’ ” he said.
Posted July 2, 2018