Maestro move: Arena di Verona appoints Chinese chiefmain
We hear from Shanghai that Xu Zhong is to be principal conductor at the Arena di Verona. The title given on the Chinese billboard is ‘principal director’ but we think this is a mistranslation from Italian via Chinese into English.
Xu had a success in Verona in April 2014, directing a Beethoven concerto from the keyboard. In 2012, he was named artistic director of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Sicily.
Here’s another announcement photo from Shanghai. We await confirmation from Verona.
h/t: Rudolph Tang