Maestro has a baby

Maestro has a baby


norman lebrecht

June 15, 2016

The Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, 38, has announced the birth of his first so, Nicolas, with his wife, the television presenter Anne Igartiburu, 47.

Mother and child are doing well. We wish them much happiness.

heras cassado


  • John Borstlap says:

    The heading initially invoked a spectacular gender-bending biological development.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    Wow, having a child at 47!

  • John Wilshire says:

    What’s wrong with having a child at 47? Wake up!

    • Ilio says:

      Medically, it’s tougher on the mother for one thing.

    • Bruce says:

      Any pregnancy where the mother is 35 or older is considered a “geriatric pregnancy.” (I didn’t make up the term, I learned it from a friend who became a mother at 38. She learned it from her physician.)

      There’s nothing “wrong” with it, of course; it’s just unusual, and people are naturally expressing surprise.

      • Robert Holmén says:

        And talk about “geriatric”… she’s going to be 68 when that kid is out of college!

        Best wishes to her, and may she continue to have lots of energy.

  • Luis says:

    Oh my goodness! Let people to be free!

  • She is a very well known spanish tv presenter. She has been trying to get pregnant for years and has two adoptive daughters, one from India and the other from Vietnam. When there is so much love to give, who cares if she’s 47. Yes, there are risks when the woman’s 35 or older, but if she’s willing to take the risk, that’s her decision to make.

  • OHGLORIOSO says:

    Mazel tov to the happy couple!