Zurich rushes in new head of opera

Zurich rushes in new head of opera


norman lebrecht

March 17, 2021

Zurich Opera has named Annette Weber as its new director of opera. She replaces Michael Fichtengoltz, who departed in unexplained circumstances that are under investigation.

Weber, who starts in September, is presently casting director of Staatsoper Hamburg.




  • Fritz Helder says:

    Zurich Opera have done well in securing Annette Weber to fill Michael Fichtengoltz’s shoes. He is one of the most brilliant and knowledgeable casting minds in the business and will surely be snapped up by another major opera company before too long.

    • Zandonai says:

      How would you know he’s not fired by the woke police, given that he “departed in unexplained circumstances”?

  • Dr. Droopy Doo-Doo says:

    An other clueless dilettante from the office. What a shame.

  • Dominic Stafford says:

    What great news.

  • brava ! says:

    brava ! excellent choice, a well-known and perfectly prepared figure in the opera business.