Sicklist: Currentzis leaves Zurich in a fluster

Sicklist: Currentzis leaves Zurich in a fluster


norman lebrecht

September 28, 2016

The flamoybant Russian-based conductor has called in sick, ‘with great regret’, on a new production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

His last-minute replacement is Maxim Emelyanychev, 27, leader of Il Pomo d’Oro ensemble.

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  • Wurtfangler says:

    A lucky escape for Zurick then.

    • Wray Armstrong says:

      Dear Wurtfangler… I do hate irritatingly pseudo-clever posting such as you made… do you have something actual or even factual to say, or are you just a gossip with lot of opinions you love to insinuate… ?

      • Wurtfangler says:

        I would have thought my meaning was very clear and didn’t need spelling out. In my opinion, having observed Currentzis and knowing the feelings of many people who have had to work with him, Zurick will enjoy a more musical, more honest, more enjoyable and more enlightening Die Entführung in his absence.

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  • harold braun says:

    Spot on,Wurftangler!His Mozart recordings are a travesty.

    • Will says:

      Hmmm … but his ‘accompaniment’ to the ‘almost beatific’ Pat Kop in the Tchaikovsky Concerto has, in my opinion, never been bettered.