Argentina’s Teatro Colón Names New Music Director


Jan Latham-Koenig was chosen as the subsequent music director at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires by the just lately appointed common director of the opera home, Jorge Telerman.

Having beforehand labored with Teatro Colón on quite a few events, Latham-Koenig will direct each symphonic live shows and opera performances in his new function, in addition to oversee live performance programming.

A graduate of London’s Royal Faculty of Music, Latham-Koenig initially sought a profession as a pianist. He has been music director of the Orquesta do Porto, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Rhine Nationwide Opera, Palermo’s Teatro Massimo, and principal visitor conductor of the Opera Home in Rome. Within the 2000s, he directed the Santiago de Chile Opera and was inventive director of the Flanders Orchestra within the 2010s.

Since 2011, he served because the principal director of Moscow’s Novaya Opera and have become its inventive director in 2013 — a place he left in March this yr after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

“I’ve chosen Latham-Koenig to this place — undoubtedly one of many nice administrators on the world stage at present,” Telerman stated in an interview, as reported by Diario de cultura information. “His affect will likely be very robust not solely within the live shows that he’ll direct subsequent yr…but additionally within the design of the 2023 and 2024 seasons and within the choice of casts.”