Vienna loses an opera conductor

Vienna loses an opera conductor


norman lebrecht

January 16, 2022

Ingo Metzmacher has called in sick on the Theater an der Wien’s ambitious new Tosca with Kristine Opolais and Jonathan Tetelman.

Marc Albrecht (pic), former chief of Netherlands Opera, will jump in.

The show opens on January 18, in exciting rivalry with the State Opera’s Kaufmann-Terfel-Davidsen Peter Grimes, conducted by Simone Young.

Brilliant week for opera in Vienna


  • Peter San Diego says:

    Brilliant, as long as conditions don’t cause more closures of the theatres.

  • Evan Tucker says:

    Am I the only person who it took a couple years to figure out Metzmacher and Albrecht aren’t the same conductor?