The first Norwegian to conduct in Vienna

The first Norwegian to conduct in Vienna


norman lebrecht

April 05, 2017

The international podium is absolutely awash in Finns, but no Norwegian would (pace the Beatles) get to conduct the Vienna Opera.

Until last night, that is, when Eivind Gullberg Jensen broke the ice in Tosca.

Der Iceman Cometh



  • Tommy says:

    Off topic – but has Herbert Blomstedt ever conducted the VPO ?

  • Gabriela says:

    My goodness…so many disagreable people…get a liife.

  • Tommy says:

    OK – thanks for enlightening me.
    I know he is a Swede, I just took a parallel view on Swedish conductors and VPO. I have seen and heard Blomstedt conduct the BPO almost every year (with great success to my ears) but missed out any VPO engagements.