This week, Duncan Ward makes his debut at Dutch National Opera, conducting a double-bill of Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and James MacMillan’s Clemency. Duncan will lead the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in three performances, at the Theater De Meervaart Amsterdam. Directed by Ted Huffman (4.48 Psychosis, ROH), opening night takes place tonight, 22 March, with subsequent performances on 24 and 25 March. Part of Dutch National Opera’s Opera Forward Festival.
Duncan will then go on to Dresden for another debut; with the Dresdner Philharmonie, conducting two sold-out concerts at Kulturpalast Dresden. Joined on stage by Veronika Eberle and organist Michael Schönheit, Duncan will conduct a programme of Mendelssohn (Organ Sonata “Vater unser im Himmelreich” and Symphony No. 4) and Brahms (Violin Concerto). Concerts take place on 1 and 2 April.