The 2015 season will showcase Castleton’s rising stars alongside world-renowned artists in new productions of Gounod’s 'Roméo et Juliette,' Ravel’s 'L’heure espagnole' (The Spanish Hour), and a world premiere of Derrick Wang’s comic opera 'Scalia/Ginsburg.' Jazz at Lincoln Center, in conjunction with Wynton Marsalis, will host a summer Jazz Academy residency for high school musicians at Castleton.
Perhaps Fabio Luisi's schedule just found some free time--as the famed Zurich Opera music director will not renew his contract as principal conductor of The Metropolitan Opera in 2017. Instead, he will pursue his new withstanding contract with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Fabio Luisi will be quite busy in the coming years. Music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, now Luisi will be named principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
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He recorded with Scotto and Maria Chiara and has been hailed by Fabio Luisi as "one of the last Italian opera conductors who understood what opera means."
Well, this might be the least surprising news story of the week. As Italian newspapers report, variously, that Riccardo Chailly or Fabio Luisi will be taking over at La Scala, Daniel Barenboim has announced that he will be leaving Italy's preeminent opera house early. He will now be stepping down at the start of 2015.
UPDATE: Now, Italy's La Reppublica is reporting that Genoese maestro Fabio Luisi--principal conductor of the Met since September 2011 (i.e. from whence James Levine withdrew)--may very well be the preferred candidate. Call it "commedia dell'errori."