Maestro move: Dohnanyi to Yekaterinburgmain
The Slovak conductor Oliver von Dohnanyi, an offshoot of the German political-musical family, has been named principal conductor of the opera and ballet in Yekaterinburg. Among his first productions will be Weinberg’s The Passenger.
Oliver, 60, is director of the national theatre in Bratislava and has enjoyed an international career.
Yekaterinburg, formerly Sverdlovsk, is Russia’s fourth largest city.