Women on the podium in a Seattle celebration

Women on the podium in a Seattle celebration


norman lebrecht

May 21, 2015

women on podium

We love today’s tribute to a growing trend on Seattle Opera social media. How many can you name?

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  • Geoff Radnor: says:

    Barbara Hannigan is middle right, just above Marin Alsop. Simone Young is top middle, Han-na Chang is bottom left and just above her is Xian Zhang. I hope these are close to being correct.

  • Geoff Radnor: says:

    Is that Sussanna Malkki in the bottom middle?

  • Geoff Radnor: says:

    Sorry, the middle top is Joana Carneiro from Portugal.

  • Geoff Radnor: says:

    Top Left is Anu Tali from Estonia

  • baron z says:

    At least three don’t know how to dress. Their long hair, bare arms, dresses would be a complete distraction to the audience, not to mention legs. If they are that thoughtless about leading an orchestra, how good can their conducting really be?