Conductor Vassily Sinaisky named Bolshoi musical director
Saturday 07 August 2010
Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky will take over the post of the Bolshoi musical director, the celebrated Russian theatre announced Monday.
Sinaisky will replace avant-guard composer Leonid Dessiatnikov, who was appointed to the post in September 2009 and whose contract was set to run through December 2011. He is expected to continue working for the theatre. especially on a new ballet based on a Balzac novel.
Sinaisky will also hold the post of chief conductor, a theatre official told Interfax news agency.
A graduate of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Sinaisky has previously served as musical director and chief conductor for the Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra and the Russian Symphony Orchestra.
He has also worked extensively abroad, including with the San Francisco and Berlin operas, as well as the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence nude photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Isis terror threat: Leading British Muslims issue fatwa condemning terror group
Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Gregg Wallace joins Mark Wright, Pixie Lott and Judy Murray in line-up
Doctor Who, Into the Dalek, TV review: Classic sci-fi adventure has blockbuster spectacle
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
Al Pacino's The Humbling and Manglehorn, film reviews
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward