Oksana Lyniv is the new musical director of the Bologna Municipal Theater

Oksana Lyniv was the first woman to conduct in the Wagnerian temple of Bayreuth and, following the extraordinary debut in Italy she will be the first call to the head of an Italian lyric-symphonic foundation.

Header photo by Serhiy Horobets

Oksana Lyniv is to become the Bologna Municipal Theater musical director from January 2022.

The Ukrainian will be the first woman to become the theatre’s chief conductor in Italy. The theatre has been looking for a chief conductor and chief artistic director for 3 years.

Once again, I have the honour and responsibility to become the first woman in Italy to be invited to become the musical director of one of the most important state theatres – a country where classical music has an extraordinary history that is felt in every corner and is an integral part of national culture.

Oksana Lyniv
Oksana Lyniv by Wilfried Hösl

In March 2020, Oksana Liniv made her debut on the stage of the Bologna Municipal Theatre (Teatro Comunale di Bologna) without spectators, during quarantine. Immediately after that, the Ukrainian conductor was offered a contract.

Italy is not only the cradle of the world’s opera – this country has given humanity an era and in particular, the Renaissance, where people have changed their views on values ​​and worldview in general.

Oksana Lyniv
Oksana Lyniv by Oliver Wolf

Earlier, we will remind that Oksana Lyniv received the German award “The best conductor of 2020” and became the first woman who conducted on the 145 anniversary of the Bayreuth festival.

Oksana Lyniv works with numerous leading orchestras and opera houses in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Japan, and Ukraine.

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