Jobs for boys: Leipzig has new opera boss

Jobs for boys: Leipzig has new opera boss


norman lebrecht

June 26, 2019

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.



  • We privatize your value says:

    The opera house is lovely, a great work by the forgotten architect, Kunz Nierade (who, as it happens, was also a genuine Nazi – a member of the NSDAP since 1931!)

  • Bob Boles says:

    ‘Dramaturg’ = a fashionable kind of McJob in an opera theatre.

  • fflambeau says:

    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.