Sao Carlos appoint Joana chief conductor

The Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon has named Joana Carneiro as principal conductor of the Portugal National Symphony. Joana, 37, will take up the baton in January and will contine as music director of the Berkeley Symphony in California.

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  • This is indeed a good move. Paolo PInamonti will also return in January as artistic director. Now all they need to do is put on some operas…

  • Doesn’t the Sao Carlos still have to pay a ridiculous sum to a former Hungarian music director, or some such story? It’ll be interesting to see how Ms Carneiro gets on in Lisbon. What did the orchestra think of Julia Jones on the whole?

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