The rumour comes in Die Welt from Manuel Bruig, who can be unreliable, but it has legs. Brug says the players have chosen Kirill Petrenko, music director of the Bavaria State Opera. The Berlin Phil press office has promised ‘more tomorrow’ in an email to Slipped Disc.
Independent of his report we were informed last week that Petrenko had been offered the job on election day and turned it down. There is no sign yet that he has changed his mind – unless his recent Bayreuth anger at Thielemann has made it a point of honour to accept.
Here’s Brug (in German). More as we hear.