The Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet, which erased its previous chief conductor and general manager from its history after a controversial production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, is under Putinist reconstruction.
The new oligarch-boss, Vladimir Kekhman, offered the vacant baton to Vladimir Jurowski. He honourably refused.
His younger brother Dmitry, however, has now accepted.
Dmitry Jurowski, 36, is chief conductor of the Flemish Opera in Antwerp.