Zurich hires Russian opera chief

Zurich hires Russian opera chief


norman lebrecht

July 14, 2017

Zurich Opera has named Michael Fichtenholz, 39, as its new head of opera.

A former music critic, born and still based in Moscow, Fichtenholz has been artistic director of the Handel festival in Karlsruhe since 2014.



  • Tanja says:

    Не везёт Цюрих опере.
    Его там только не хватало.
    А какой был театр 10 лет назад!

  • John says:

    More to the point he is Operndirektor of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. All change there with GMD Justin Brown leaving after completion of the new Ring.