French opera house names Dutch chief

September 4, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The Opéra de Toulon has named Jurjan Hempel to take over as music director a year from now.

He will succeed Giuliano Carella, who has been in the job since 2003.

Hempel, a former Gergiev assistant, presently heads an orchestra in Finland.


Comments (2)

  1. John Borstlap says:

    In Holland, Hempel made a name for himself with the more attractive and delicate part of the musical spectrum:

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