Mirga makes Munich debut

Mirga makes Munich debut


norman lebrecht

January 20, 2022

The elusive Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who no longer wants to be a music director, will make her debut at Bavarian State Opera before the month is out.

She is conducting Barry Kosky’s new production of Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen.


  • Andreas B. says:

    alliteration arouses attention again:


  • Achim Mentzel says:

    Oh come on, Norm, is that really newsworthy?

    “You can’t be serious!”

    Original: John McEnroe

    RW2013: Mirga? Woman or just identifying as such?

    Frau Geigerin: Shut up and fuck the whole orchestra, you Kapellmeister.

    John Borstlap: There is an aspect of psychoanalysis that is not to be despised, which establishes a connection between the feminine being and the masculine is, which several studies prove in detail. (Sally)

    William Osborne: From that perspective, it might not be so unusual.

    Anon: The next Alondra made my day!

    Sue Sonata Form: I am glad Mirga is well!

    Frank Flambeau: Dausgaard is available!

    La plus belle voix: The management screw up any chance of a career.

  • Peter says:

    A prime example of mediocre or even slightly better than mediocre talent being blown out of proportion because of woke culture. Be honest with yourselves. Why are we even aware of her? Is she anywhere as good as Bernstein, Haitink, Abbado? Not even close. Is she where she’s at because she is a woman? Yes.

    • Paul Wells says:

      Bernstein, Haitink and Abbado are dead. This may be an obstacle to their conducting Janacek in Munich next month.

    • Harry Collier says:

      Leonard Bernstein a “great conductor”? A superb publicist, perhaps. But compared with others of the 20th century ….

    • Sue Sonata Form says:

      Give her a break; she’s not over 40 yet and not in a position to equal those whom you mention.

      And why is anybody ‘where he/she is’? There wasn’t any diversity training in the days of those you mention, but there were other highly potent networks of influence at work – I’m betting. It’s just that they were proven to have talent (which I’m not suggesting is missing in the female in question).

  • Leoš says:

    It should be noted that tickets are not on sale with nine days to go.

    Příhody lišky Bystroušky means Tales of Vixen Sharp-Ears not Cunning Little Vixen.

  • Gustavo says:


    The Cunning Little Vaccine

    The Excursions of Mr. Biontech

    From the House of the Dead

  • Donald Hamilton says:

    And Mirga has recently given semi-staged performances of Cunning Little Vixen with the CBSO in Birmingham and abroad.

  • dalet says:

    “no longer wishes to be music director”

    She’s breaking Deborah Borda’s heart.