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Runnicles: San Francisco Ring Cycles 2018

For San Francisco Opera, there is a special connection between Donald Runnicles and contemporary productions of the pinnacle of all opera, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen(The Ring of the Nibelung). Twenty-six years ago, Runnicles made his debut here conducting two Ring cycles to rave reviews, and was subsequently engaged as the company’s music director. He […]

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Grand Teton Music Festival Season Announcement

The Grand Teton Music Festival announces a star-studded line-up to celebrate Music Director Donald Runnicles’ “Ten Years in the Tetons.” The 2016 Summer Festival runs seven weeks from July 4 to August 20 and includes more than 50 musical events. Highlights include: Beethoven Symphony No. 9: The National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland joins the Festival Orchestra and star soloists under the […]

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Oliver Condy visits Grand Teton Music Festival

…the conductor of this staggering group of musicians is none other than Donald Runnicles, musical director of the Deutsche Oper, principal guest conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and, until September 2016, principal conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, after which he becomes conductor emeritus. ‘It’s a testament to this place that the players […]

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; October 22 , 2014

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has announced that Donald Runnicles will become its Conductor Emeritus in September 2016, when he will step down from the post of Chief Conductor. Runnicles has been at the helm of the orchestra for the past five years, but has worked with the BBC SSO since 2001. The Emeritus role […]

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Donald Runnicles leads Philadelphia Orchestra on historic tour to China

After serving as the United States’ first cultural ambassador to China in 1973, The Philadelphia Orchestra launches the next chapter of its relationship with the People’s Republic—with performances and residency activities in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Beijing, and Macao. (Washington, DC, April 11, 2013)—The Philadelphia Orchestra—one of the world’s most renowned ensembles and cultural emissaries—today announced […]

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VIDEO: Jonas Kaufmann & Donald Runnicles discuss their new Wagner album

A selection of the great Heldentenor scenes and arias coupled with the complete (and rarely recorded by the tenor voice) Wesendonck Lieder. Also includes scenes from Die Walküre, Siegfried , Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin (extended Grail Scene – Gralserzählung – with its original second verse). You can listen to Jonas Kaufmann’s interview from […]

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Donald Runnicles extends his contract to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra till 2015

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra today announced that Donald Runnicles will continue as its Chief Conductor with a contract that runs through 2015. The announcement comes as the BBC SSO opens its 2011-12 Concert season on 29th September with the Scottish premiere of James MacMillan’s St. John Passion under Runnicles’ baton. Donald Runnicles said: Each […]

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