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Conductor Alan Gilbert Appointed Royal Swedish Opera Music Director

The Royal Swedish Opera has announced the appointment of American conductor Alan Gilbert as its new Music Director

The Royal Swedish Opera, in Stockholm, Sweden has this week announced the appointment of American conductor Alan Gilbert as its new Music Director – effective from the commence of the 2021-2022 season.

Alan Gilbert served as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from 2009 until 2017 – and currently serves as Chief Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

“We feel it is a major achievement for us, indeed a critical milestone, to bring a musician of his extraordinary stature and international reputation to our company ... " Royal Swedish Opera CEO & Artistic Director Birgitta Svendén has this week said.

"We are filled with pride to have such a visionary conductor join us, someone who will inspire the whole organization musically and will be at the core of everything we do," she has said.

"It is a great honor to be joining the Royal Swedish Opera as its Music Director ... the experiences I have had working with this wonderful company, with its fabulous singers and orchestra, have been unfailingly joyous and memorable - and I am so happy to be able to look forward to many more," the 52-year-old conductor has this week said.

 

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