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On Forbes: Kirill Petrenko remains at the Bavarian State Opera

Kirill Petrenko Remains At The Bavarian State Opera

arlier today it was announced that Kirill Petrenko, the coming chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, has renewed his current contract as music director of the Bavarian State Opera by three years until 2021.

The Bavarian State Minister for Culture, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, signed the new contracts with him and the Bavarian State Opera’s Intendant Nikolaus Bachler who brought Petrenko to the house in 2010, after a tetchy relationship with the previous music director, Kent Nagano. Bachler had all but married himself to Petrenko’s remaining in Munich, after it was clear that Petrenko would become the designated head honcho of the Berlin Philharmonic. Keeping Petrenko was thought to be...

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