Opera Australia Remain Confident Of "Ringing" Success

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 9 June 2013 | 3:17:00 am

Lyndon Terracini.finds a use for spam emails?

Talking this week about recent events, Opera Australia's Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has said the he has received about 50 emails from conductors and agents touting their availability and readiness to replace conductor Richard Mills to lead the Melbourne Ring cycle. While perhaps rightly not responding to all of these emails, it appears he is now in discussion with two or three and an announcement will be made in the next few weeks. Indeed, so confident is he that he firmly declares he is "Not worried at all".

However, while you wait, according to Terracini you can rule out one name from a list of possible candidates for it seems that Asher Fisch (who could theoretically be available), has, for some reason, not made the shortlist.  He has however, not ruled out one other conductor who might just be able to pull this off (and one whom we would be happy to see at the helm): Simone Young. But as outsiders,  it is difficult to see how she might fit it in with her existing schedule. And whether she would want to return to a company who so surprisingly decided not to renew her contract 10 years ago is another factor.