Troubled Bolshoi presents new musical director
Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:31 AM
MOSCOW (AFP) - The Bolshoi Theatre on Monday presented its new musical director who has been appointed to help restore the tarnished reputation of the scandal-ridden theatre.
Tugan Sokhiev, a 36-year-old conductor who studied in Saint Petersburg, is currently musical director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT) and of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin).
On Monday, the Bolshoi's general director Vladimir Urin presented Sokhiev to journalists, calling him "one of the most in-demand young conductors in the West". Sokhiev succeeds 66-year-old Vasily Sinyaisky, who suddenly resigned in December, two weeks before he was due to conduct a much-anticipated new staging of Verdi's opera Don Carlos.
"This is an impeccable choice that will improve the Bolshoi's image.
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