Bombshell: Dresden drops Thielemannmain
The Saxon culture minister Barbara Klepsch announced today in Dresden that Christian Thielemann’s contract as chief conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden will not be extended beyond 2024.
The Swiss chief excutive Peter Theiler will also be terminated in the same year.
The state wants a new team in place for what it has designated ‘Perspektive Semper 2030’.
Politicians are said to be fed up with frequent strife at the house.
Thielemann has enjoyed the friendship of Chancellor Merkel, but she’s on the way out, too.
First report here.
UPDATE: End of days for music directors?
UPDATE2: Why they dumped him