We’re hearing persistent rustles from Paris that Gustavo Dudamel is to be named music director of the Opéra, succeeding Philippe Jordan who has moved to Vienna.
Dudamel has taken Spanish citizenship and his agent is pursuing a suitable European post. He has made no secret of his ambition to conduct more opera. Paris ticks a lot of his boxes.
The orchestra say they like him. Alexander Neef certainly does.
He can probably balance Paris with his LA job.
Watch this space.