Breaking: Barenboim gets a new boss

Breaking: Barenboim gets a new boss


norman lebrecht

June 17, 2015

Matthias Schulz, artistic and finance director of Salzburg’s Mozart Foundation, is to be the next intendant of Berlin’s Sataatsoper.

Schulz, 38, succeeds Jürgen Flimm, who is retiring at 73.

The switch will be officially announced this afternoon.

Schulz is described as a pianist and economist. Barenboim, the music director, will have tested him out on four-hand.



Among his successful Salzburg initiatives is a Mozarteum residency in Cuba.


  • Erich says:

    An excellent choice. He was always destined for higher things.

  • Costa Pilavachi says:

    Matthias is a top man and this is a terrific appointment by the Staatsoper and Daniel Barenboim. Congratulations to all concerned!