Conductor change: David Syrus to conduct all May 2014 performances of Le nozze di Figaro
Head of Music for The Royal Opera to replace John Eliot Gardiner.
6 November 2013 at 4.31pm | Comment on this article
Maria Bengtsson as Countess Almaviva and Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro © ROH / Mark Douet 2013
John Eliot Gardiner has withdrawn from conducting all May 2014 performances of Le nozze di Figaro due to scheduling difficulties. David Syrus, Head of Music for The Royal Opera, will now conduct all performances.
David Syrus conducted David McVicar’s production of Le nozze di Figaro for The Royal Opera in 2010, 2008 and 2006. He has also conducted Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, La clemenza di Tito, Der fliegende Holländer, Salome, Elektra, Ariadne auf Naxos, La traviata, Falstaff, Bartered Bride, Jenůfa, Kát’a Kabanová, The Turn of the Screw, Midsummer Marriage, Carmen, Don Pasquale and Fidelio for the Company. Elsewhere he has conducted Die Walküre, Pêcheurs de perles, Eine florentinische Tragödie at Spoleto Festival and the British premiere of Henze’s Pollicino. Recent engagements away from The Royal Opera include Billy Budd in Santiago, La clemenza di Tito and Albert Herring in Toulouse, Owen Wingrave at Opéra national du Rhin, Carmen and La Cenerentola in Tokyo and Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème and Carmen at Crested Butte Music Festival, Colorado.
The rest of the cast remains unchanged.