Neef famous that Yannick Nézet-Séguin, 46, music director of the Met since 2018, didn’t begin right here with an enormous repertoire. “The query isn’t concerning the amount,” Neef mentioned. “These items are somewhat deceptive: While you take a look at the checklist of works that Gustavo has carried out, it is from Mozart to John Adams. He directed the opera so long as he carried out symphonic music.”
Requested what job he expects probably the most to sort out, Dudamel replied, “All the things.” In Paris this autumn, he plans to direct “Turandot” by Puccini and “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart. Along with the mainstream repertoire, he mentioned he hoped to work with reside composers from Europe and North and South America, together with Adams, Thomas Adès and Gabriela Ortiz.
He added that he’s eager to steer the Paris Ballet Opera, the corporate’s dance firm. Dudamel mentioned his mentor, José Antonio Abreu, the founding father of El Sistema, typically took him to the ball to be taught course.
“It’s been a part of my schooling,” he mentioned. “Even for the way in which I see the music.”
His appointment will contain a big journey between Paris and Los Angeles, however his dedication to the Philharmonic is one which Dudamel mentioned he has no intention of limiting. “I’ve to share my time between the 2 households,” he mentioned. What he’ll discover is visitor conducting, a course of he mentioned he started a number of years in the past to shift his focus to long-term tasks.
“The way in which we’re going to arrange is the way in which it really works in LA, too,” Neef mentioned. “Lengthy intervals hanging collectively, relatively than many journeys.”
Neef added that Dudamel can be a charismatic and visual hyperlink between the corporate’s principal stage productions and its academic efforts. In Los Angeles, Dudamel has contributed to the strong schooling of the Philharmonic, significantly to the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, a program impressed by El Sistema that was based in 2007.