You can start calling him Maestro Dear

You can start calling him Maestro Dear


norman lebrecht

June 06, 2018

Finnegan Downie Dear, music director of Shadwell Opera, has signed with AskonasHolt.

He has been making waves this season with Korngold’s Die tote Stadt in Warsaw and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek in Scotland.



  • Carmen says:

    He should get together with Darling Dyle, Concertmaster of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra in Spain!

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Maybe Finnegan could host a wake for the cast after “Die Tote Stadt”.

  • Stuart says:

    Cue all the Blackadder Jokes from Goes Forth: “Hello Darling” etc…

  • Maria says:

    So much for American maestro titles!

  • SVM says:

    Very funny, but I was under the impression that “Downie” was part of the maestro’s surname, so it should be “Maestro Downie Dear”. And, by the way, bravo!

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    . . . a Downie softner, so to speak.