Breaking: Lulu loses maestro

Breaking: Lulu loses maestro


norman lebrecht

May 15, 2015

Crisis at Dutch National Opera after Fabio Luisi pulled out of the season’s last big show on June 1, ‘due to private family reasons’.

Not many conductors have the complete three-act Lulu under their fingers and are free at short notice. The show is a co-pro with the Met.

Luckily Lothar Zagrosek, who has conducted the work at Stuttgart, was around to answer the call.

Panic over.

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  • Jan de Jong says:

    Zagrosek is a major conductor in this repertoire. I am not sure Luisi would do much better.

    Zagrosek is lucky: the band on duty is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

  • Jevgeniy says:

    Luisi did a fabulous Lulu at the Met – really excellent. I hope all is OK with his family. Must have hurt to pull out of that one.