Maestro move: Russian chief for Danish Opera

Maestro move: Russian chief for Danish Opera


norman lebrecht

November 25, 2016

Alexander Vedernikov, music director at the Bolshoi from 2001 to 2009, is to be chief conductor of Royal Danish Opera, starting September 2017.

Vedernikov, 52, is presently chief of the Odense Symphony Orchestra, with whom he is conducting a Wagner Ring.

Artistic director of Royal Danish Opera, Sven Müller, said: ‘We have had the pleasure to work with Alexander Vedernikov for two successful opera productions, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Lohengrin. I was amazed by Alexander’s secure musicality and his craftsmanship as a conductor. In addition, his inspiring, untiring and always solution-finding means of working is exactly what it takes to make big opera productions come together. The evenings conducted by him were special and I believe Alexander will stand for high musical quality at the Royal Danish Opera.’



photo: Marco Borggreve