Just in: Covent Garden grabs American chorus director from Berlin

William Spaulding, Kapellmeister of Deutsche Oper Berlin, has been named to succeed Renato Balsadonna as head of the ROH chorus this summer.

An American, born in Washington DC, Spaulding studied trumpet and piano at the University of Maryland and conducting at the Vienna Hochschule. He has been Associate Chorus Master at the Vienna Volksoper and Principal Chorus Master at the Liceu, Barcelona, for five years.

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  • Wow- lots of poison around here! I think it’s great! Spaulding deserves the promotion. He works hard, knows the score and has his Shakespeare down from memory.

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