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:

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