As predicted, the next intendant of Bavarian State Opera from 2021 will be the Belgian Serge Dorny. The next music director will be the Berlin-based Russian, Vladimir Jurowsky.
Dorny, presently at Lyon Opera, has been exposed for living high on expenses. His previous ‘Sun King’ appointment at Dresden was terminated before he could take the job. Munich must be very confident of his competence.
Jurowski, former music director at Glyndebourne and presently at the London Philharmonic, has extensive operatic experience.
They will succeed the outstanding Nikolaus Bachler, who is retiring, and Kirill Petrenko, who will head the Berlin Philharmonic.