Ludwig Strakosch News
Austrian baritone (1855-1919)
- opera singer, singer
[…] long while (and the guy who dared giving young Leonard Bernstein his first chances…). So what…? If we look in the history, in the field of orchestra and opera management – luckily – this has always been rather common, since centuries… Lorenzo Da Ponte and Giacomo Montrésor were among the ones who started opera business in New York. Domenico Barbaja was for a number of seasons the impresario of Theater an der Wien. Moravian Maurice Strakosch would manage extensively opera business in both France and North America. And the list could continue, including the likes of Haendel, Hasse, Salieri, Paisiello, who at some point in their lives were not only musicians, but also kind of impresarios… Therefore, why in Italy is now the ‘national identity’ perceived as a more sensitive issue when it is about museum managers, than when it is about managing classical music…? Maybe because classical music is […]
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