Jobs for boys: Leipzig has new opera boss

The city has selected Tobias Wolff, a journalist and dramaturg, to succeed Ulf Schirmer in 2022.

Schirmer, 60,  is an accomplished conductor who took on the post of Intendant at Leipzig Oper in 2011 in addition to his duties as general music director.

Wolff, 44, has been head of the International Handel Festival in Göttingen for the past eight years.


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  • Leipzig has a wonderful (and very affordable) opera and symphony. Nice town, too. Nice memorials to Bach and Mendelssohn as well. Overall, a wonderful music city.

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