Noseda, a prime, rising National Symphony Orchestra


As he enters his principal, the 55-year-old Italian is his third season as musical director of the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, which he led this week at the Kennedy Center and at Lincoln Center in New York t on Sunday in the second act of “Tristan und Isolde” with tenor Stephen Gould, Goerke and the Abbot Günther Groissbock as King of Marke.

Noseda is reviving the NSO, where he continued Antal Doráti (1970-77), Mstislav Rostropovich (1977-94), Leonard Slatkin (1996-2008) and Christoph Eschenbach (2010-17) as musical director.

“There are many good vibes there,” Noseda said. “Fortunately, the public are coming back to the Kennedy Center.”

Noseda is already in charge of major choral works in Washington including “War Requiem, Benjamin Britten”, “Requiem” and John Adams ”of Giuseppe Verdi” The Gospel According to the Other Mary, ”shows that His all-black steering clothes displaced there enough sweat that he could be mistaken for jumping in a pool.

“The best thing about him is his attention and enthusiasm for the music on which he works, especially with the Wagner,” Gould said. “I think he's got to grips with the music, because I think Wagner decided even more from an Italian point of view.

In a time when arts institutions are able to sell tickets, Noseda expanded the NSO's outreach by directing the orchestra at Union Station, the Basilica of the Immaculate Memo National Shrine and The Anthem, a riverside theater featuring rock concerts. music and pop as part of it.

The NSO is launching its own record label, starting on February 21 with Dvorák No series. 9 and Aaron Copland from Billy the Kid. ”The orchestra will visit Japan and China next spring, and will lead a full cycle of Bheethoven's symphonies in May and June to celebrate the birth of 250 years of the composer.

“People know that the NSO now has something exciting,” said Gary Ginstling, who became the executive director of the orchestra in 2017-18 after becoming CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. “Our ticket sales are up. Our subscriptions are up, which represents the general downward trends. ”

Noseda runs the NSO for 12 weeks per season. He has appointed 16 players in the 96 member orchestra.

“This is vital because it gives a new impetus,” said Noseda. “And the tours and their role in the community too. I try to be a central player in that, not only as I have been recognized as a director. ”

He is also a principal director of the London Symphony Orchestra, a role which began in 2016-2017, and has less time commitments as chief director of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the chief director of the Orquestra de Cadaques in Spain and artistic director of the Stresa san Festival. Italy.

Having conducted Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, from 2007-18, he becomes general music director at the Zurich Opera in season 2021-22, where he will perform two new productions and revive each season. This should lead to synergy and as a result singers will be performing concert versions at the Kennedy Center on stage performances in Switzerland.

He will run the Wagner Ring Cycle in Zurich starting with “Das Rheingold” in the spring of 2022 in stage by Andreas Homoki, Director General of the Opera House. Noseda intends to return the production of Claus Guth “Tristan” in Turin to Zurich, where he was staged in 2008. Zurich Opera is about a 3½ hour drive from Noseda town in Meina, Italy , beside Maggiore Lake.

Goerke, having worked with Noseda for the first time this week, hopes to return to more performances.

“It's obviously an exemplary musician, but he's friendly,” he said. “I know that is crazy to say, but when you feel that a person is friendly, that you are willing to co-operate with you, that you want to support you, it enables you to do anything you can. do to create the magic. ”

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