Breaking: Met loses star player to LA Philmain
We hear from LA players that Emmanuel Ceysson, sensational principal harp of the Metropolitan Opera, has won the audition for an LA vacancy and will be switching to a sunnier coast.
Ceysson, 35, is one of the standout musicians in the Met orchestra.
He will be the first to defect under the revivalist regime of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, but there may be personal reasons for his move.
Either way, it’s a coup for Dudamel and a headache for the Met.
Emmanuel will be the fourth ex-Met principal in the LA Phil, alongside Whitney Crockett (bassoon), Denis Bouriakov (flute), and Boris Allakhverdyan (clarinet).