We hear that Sebastian Weigle will replace James Levine in next season’s Der Rosenkavalier.
More here than meets the eye?
Weigle, 56, has been a diligent music director at Frankfurt Opera since 2008, and before that at the Liceu in Barcelona. He knows the opera house inside out and he has conducted at the Met before.
Given that the Met’s first-choice music director won’t be available before the end of the decade, might Weigle be a stop-gap?