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Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava among the 10 “heroes of the pandemic era”

03. 9. 20

Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most-watched commentator days in the world of classical music, ranked JFO among the 10 “heroes of the pandemic era” on his blog.

Let’s have a little shout-out for the ones who defied the odds and kept the music live and connected, the ones who justified their jobs with a display of creative ingenuity. Here goes:

1 Helga Rabl-Stadler and Markus Hinterhäuser at the Salzburg Festival
Managed two operas and full concert programme without casualties

2 Antonio Moral
Had the summer’s best piano festival in Granada, Spain

3 Roger Wright at Britten-Pears Arts
First off the UK mark with an audience-open festival

4 John Gilhooly at London’s Wigmore Hall
Kept up programming ‘with or without audience’

5 Tomer Zvulun at Atlanta Opera
Taking his shows around town in a Big Tent

6 Teatro Comunale of Bologna
Moved into a basketball drome

7 Stuart Murphy at English National Opera
Pioneered drive-in opera

8 Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Czech Rep.
First in Europe with an audience

9 Teatro Real, Madrid, for a genuinely reimagined La Traviata

10 Arena di Verona