Oksana Lyniv becomes general music director in Bologna

In early May, Oksana Lyniv opened the 2021 season with the festival 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 music director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in January 2022.

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. There it will be available on-demand until the beginning of November.

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.