Munich hires British chief conductor

Munich’s  Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz has named Anthony Bramall as its next chief conductor, starting in summer 2017.

Bramall, 59, is deputy music director at Leipzig Opera.

His Munich predecessor, Marco Comin, is leaving abruptly in protest at a downmarket trend in repertoire. he said: ‘If a house wants to do a lot of operetta and musicals, it needs a chief who can do these well. That is not me.’


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  • Excellent choice! The company has always done lots of operetta and ‘lighter’ operas, often unusual ones, so goodness knows where Maroc Comin is coming from! However, the company has been on tour around Munich for years whilst waiting for their own theatre to be rebuilt – will it ever be finished one wonders?

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