Maestro move: Japan picks an opera explorer

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra has named Sebastian Weigle, music director of Frankfurt Opera, as its next principal conductor. He succeeds Sylvain Cambreling next April.

Weigle presides over probably the broadest opera repertoire of any company on earth.

He will remain MD at Frankfurt.


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  • “He will remain MD at Frankfurt.”
    Oh, good !
    The Frankfurt 18-19 season is one of the most exciting ones….

  • I read a hilarious comment on Japanese social media. He said that there was a horribly poor horn player in orchestra (I have heard about that several times) and he expected the Maestro(ex-horn player) to firmly train him.

  • Sebastian is a great musician and wonderful conductor.
    His performances in Bayreuth were outstanding.
    Every orchestra will benefit if he works with.

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