Recent News
12.12.18
Keith Lockhart
KEITH LOCKHART JOINS THE ROSTER
12.10.18
Vienna Boys Choir
Classical Album of the Week: Vienna Boys Choir Sings Strauss
WRTI
12.07.18
JoAnn Falletta, Mariss Jansons, David Alan Miller, Peter Oundjian, Patrick Summers, Alexandre Tharaud, Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider , Mason Bates, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich , Academy of St Martin in the Fields , Les Violons du Roy , Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn
2019 Grammy Nominees
Grammy Awards
12.07.18
New York Philharmonic String Quartet , Yefim Bronfman
Bronfman, NY Philharmonic Quartet impress at Linton Series
Cincinnati Business Courier
12.06.18
Aaron Diehl
Pianist Diehl in jazz trio plays varied concert in Palm Beach
Palm Beach Daily News
12.06.18
Julian Wachner
This Is the Best ‘Messiah’ in New York
The New York Times
12.04.18
Sir Andrew Davis
ELGAR The Music Makers. The Spirit of England (Davis)
Gramophone
12.03.18
Chanticleer
Chanticleer Christmas concert, 11/30/18
Divamensch
12.01.18
Ward Stare
Twin pianists deliver impeccable style in ‘Perfect Pairs’ concert
Sarasota Herald Tribune
11.27.18
Richard Kaufman
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HAUNTS THE SOROYA IN REAL TIME
Broadway World

News archive »

Prophecy fulfilled: WNO announces Zambello extension, Rogister appointment

09.28.18
Evan Rogister, Francesca Zambello
Washington Post

By Anne Midgette

Francesca Zambello will remain artistic director of the Washington National Opera. On Friday, the company made a long-expected announcement that the director’s contract has been renewed, for three more years, through the 2020-2021 season.

The company will have a new musical leader, as well: Evan Rogister will take over as principal conductor for a four-year term, through 2021-2022. Rogister, notably, will not have the official title of music director, although WNO’s statement said he will hold “the same responsibilities as a music director.” He will report to Tim O’Leary, WNO’s general director.

“I’m happy that it’s working out,” Zambello said, reached by phone earlier this week during rehearsals for “La traviata,” which opens WNO’s current season on Oct. 6. She feels the company has achieved many of its goals during the first five years of her official tenure, she said, “in terms of artistic content, style, casting, and commitment to American works.”

“I think the next five years is about what we can achieve in collaboration with the Kennedy Center, not just about opera but about bigger issues and themes.” The Kennedy Center, she says, gives WNO a platform for contextualizing repertoire with “more lectures, more programs, more content surrounding the opera” — creating, she says, “a dialogue with the audience.”

For Rogister, 38, this is the first permanent appointment after a promising career as a freelancer in the United States and in Europe. At WNO, he has conducted “Moby-Dick,” “Carmen,” and, most recently, “Aida,” when his eleventh-hour hiring to replace the originally scheduled Michael Christie seemed to indicate he was at least being strongly considered for the job.

Read the full story.