Sir Donald is safe

Sir Donald is safe


norman lebrecht

November 02, 2020

The Deutsche Oper Berlin has renewed its contract with General Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles until 2027.

Managing Director Thomas Fehrle has also been extended to 2027.

Intendant Dietmar Schwarz will leave slightly sooner in 2025.


  • papageno says:

    In his San Francisco Opera years he was affectionately nicknamed “Ruinnicles”.

  • yujafan says:

    Excellent news!

  • Firing Back says:

    Very happy to hear this.

  • Karl says:

    The work of Donald Runnicles is a stroke of luck for the Deutsche Oper and indeed for the competitive music life of Berlin.