DESKTOP
TABLET (max. 1024px)
MOBILE (max. 640px)
Return to Top
Ludwig Van
Toronto Montreal

THE SCOOP | Report Says COC's Alexander Neef Heading For Paris Opera

By Michael Vincent on June 28, 2019

Alexander Neef
Alexander Neef (Photo: Gaetz Photography)

Le Figaro has reported that Alexander Neef, Canadian Opera Company’s General Director, will be chosen as the successor to Stéphane Lissner as head of the Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera).

Lissner was first appointed in October 2012 through 2021. With his contract running out, Le Figaro’s Ariane Bavelier has stated Lissner will be extending his tenure for one more year, through 2022.

While the report has yet to be confirmed, Neef’s name was among those included on a list of ten candidates to the coveted role last March.

Neef is currently on contract with the COC through to the 2025/2026 season, and would likely have to terminate his contract early to take on the new role in Paris.

No stranger to the Paris Opera company, Neef worked at the Opéra National de Paris as Director of Casting. Neef has also worked as an artistic administrator at the Salzburg Festival as well as the Ruhr Triennale.

Most recently, Neef announced a second appointment on October 1, 2018, as Artistic Director of Santa Fe Opera.

LUDWIG VAN TORONTO

Want more updates on classical music and opera news and reviews? Follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter for all the latest.

Follow me

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
Michael Vincent
Follow me
Follow me

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
Michael Vincent
Follow me
Share this article
lv_toronto_banner_high_590x300
comments powered by Disqus

Ludwig Van Toronto

THE SCOOP | Ensemble Made In Canada Welcomes New Cello

By Michael Vincent on June 19, 2020

Ensemble Made in Canada (EMIC) has named cellist Trey Lee as a full member.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article
lv_toronto_banner_high_590x300

THE SCOOP | Canadian Choirs Write Letter Calling For Fair Consideration To Re-Open

By Michael Vincent on June 24, 2020

Leaders from choral groups across Canada have released an open letter to the public regarding concerns about re-opening amid COVID-19.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

FEATURE | Report Calls For National Network Of Legal Clinics For The Arts

By Anya Wassenberg on July 8, 2020

A recent report calls for a network of legal clinics for the arts to address a situation made even more acute recently with the COVID-19 lockdown, and the devastation it has wreaked on the arts and culture sector.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article
lv_toronto_banner_low_590x300
lv_toronto_ssb_atf_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_high_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_mid_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_low_300x300
lv_toronto_tsb_high_300x700
lv_toronto_tsb_low_300x700
lv_toronto_ssb_atf_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_high_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_mid_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_low_300x300
lv_toronto_tsb_high_300x700
lv_toronto_tsb_low_300x700

We have detected that you are using an adblocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we earn by the advertisements is used to manage this website. Please whitelist our website in your adblocking plugin.