Just in: Israel Opera finds a music director

Just in: Israel Opera finds a music director


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2017

It has been announced in Tel Aviv that Dan Ettinger will replace Daniel Oren in Janury.

This is promising.

Ettinger, 46, is principal guest conductor with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, which operates as the Israel Opera’s pit band. His arrival coincides with the retirement of the Opera’s hard-hat chief executive Hanna Munitz and the start of a less defensive management style.

Ettinger was music director in Mannheim and is now at Stuttgart Philharmonic. He is experienced at working with accomplished singers.


  • Joseph says:

    Not Mannheim any more. Stuttgarter Philharmoniker now.

  • Nik says:

    Why does the dreadful Oren get any jobs at all? Why is he ‘conducting’ at the ROH again next season? Surely one of the greatest mysteries in the opera world.

  • John Groves says:

    Totally agree with you re Oren!!! I do hope that this does not mean that Ettinger will be leaving Mannheim – an award-winning opera company and one of the best regional companies in Germany, and he has a lot to do with that! (In spite of the very hard seats in the theatre!)