Maestro move: New music director at La Monnaie

Maestro move: New music director at La Monnaie


norman lebrecht

September 02, 2015

The Frenchman Alain Altinoglu has been named chief of the turbulent Brussels opera house.

This has become a game of musical chairs. The last music director, Ludovic Morlot, quit a year ago, since when the post has stood vacant.



  • Olassus says:

    Lucky Brussels!

  • Malcolm James says:

    This is the same company who appointed Mark Wigglesworth and then sacked him before he took up the post after a revolt from the orchestra. I know Wigglesworth has also had form, but it sounds like it might have been six of one and half a dozen of the other.

  • Gilles says:

    One more french conductor out of France : mais c’est une véritable manie !!