The official obfuscations are becoming more and more obscure.
Here’s why Houston Grand Opera must replace its conductor this week:
HOUSTON – January 17, 2020 – Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces that conductor Christophe Rousset withdrew today from the HGO premiere of La favorite due to personal circumstances. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will conduct all five performances. The production runs from Jan. 24 – Feb. 9, 2020 at the Wortham Theater Center.
Patrick Summers was named artistic and music director of HGO in 2011 after having served as the company’s music director since 1998.
That must be all we need to know.
Rousset, 58, is the founder of Les Talens Lyriques. He has conducted at La Scala, San Carlo and Covent Garden.