Switzerland’s Zurich Opera Extends Music Director Contract

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Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda will proceed his position with the orchestra for an extra three years till the 2027/28 live performance season

(Picture credit score: Scott Suchman)


Gianandrea Noseda was appointed normal music director of the Zurich Opera in 2018 for the 2021/22 season, succeeding Fabio Luisi within the place. On the request of the designated director Matthias Schulz, Noseda’s contract was prolonged by to 2028. 

Noseda, 58, will likely be a part of the opera’s new administration below Schulz, who will assume the intendant and inventive director position of the Zurich Opera after Andreas Homoki from the 2025/26 season. They are going to work carefully with the performing opera director Annette Weber and the long run ballet director Cathy Marston.

“I’m very glad to increase my collaboration with the Zurich Opera Home in 2025 for 3 extra seasons in collaboration with Matthias Schulz,” Noseda stated. “It is going to give us all the chance to deepen and construct on what we have now already achieved. I’m additionally very glad to proceed the extremely versatile Philharmonia Zurich each within the orchestra pit in addition to on the live performance podium.”

“Since I took workplace as Basic Music Director in September 2021, my impression of the Zurich Opera Home as among the finest opera homes on this planet has solely deepened,” he continued. “I really like the best way this opera home works, the seriousness and high quality with which individuals work and the openness and productiveness with which individuals meet.”

Alongside his place in Zurich, Noseda is music director of Washington, D.C’s Nationwide Symphony Orchestra — the place he additionally acquired a contract extension — and principal visitor conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, he turned the music director of Georgia’s Tsinandali Pageant and Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra

“Noseda is without doubt one of the top-class conductors of our time, who’s simply as at dwelling within the opera as within the live performance,” Schulz added. “Inside just some months of his first time period as Basic Music Director of the Zurich Opera Home, he managed to depart a formative inventive fingerprint. 

“He enjoys a excessive stage of acceptance and recognition among the many employees of the opera home, the viewers and the media,” he continued. “By means of his successful character and excessive stage of professionalism, he was in a position to set up an in depth relationship with all inventive ensembles. I’m very a lot wanting ahead to persevering with this profitable work and creating new programmatic traces with me.”


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