Oksana Lyniv becomes general music director in Bologna

[This text has been translated electronically] At the beginning of May, Oksana Lyniv opened the 2021 season with the Schlossfestspiele Orchestra, and now the conductor, who was the first woman to take the podium at the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2021, will become General Music Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna from January 2022. »It was my debut concert in Italy after which I received this offer!«, Oksana Lyniv told us after her appointment. »It is me an honor and I am aware of the responsibility to be the first woman in to be the first woman in Italy to be offered the post of music director of one of the most important state theatres – in a country with a very extraordinary history of music, where classical music can be felt in every corner and is an integral part part of the national culture. Many thanks to the orchestra and the management of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna for their confidence, I am very much looking forward to our collaboration!«

The opening concert on May 6, 2021 with mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson and tenor Christian Elsner as soloists was broadcast live from the Forum im Schlosspark on our Digital Stage and on ARTE Concert.

Oksana Lyniv’s career began as assistant to Kirill Petrenko at the Bavarian State Opera. Most recently she directed the opera house in Graz. The big breakthrough then followed with her conducting of the »Flying Dutchman« at the Bayreuth Festival.