French opera house names Dutch chief

The Opéra de Toulon has named Jurjan Hempel to take over as music director a year from now.

He will succeed Giuliano Carella, who has been in the job since 2003.

Hempel, a former Gergiev assistant, presently heads an orchestra in Finland.

 

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  • John Borstlap says:

    In Holland, Hempel made a name for himself with the more attractive and delicate part of the musical spectrum:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRBanx1X_T4

    https://vimeo.com/30498547

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJbehSOfCKY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Skjcgw7ULA

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