Mikko Franck conducts Wagner's The Flying Dutchman for S. Cecilia in Rome.
Mikko Franck will conduct the orchestra and chorus of the Accademia di S. Cecilia playing Wagner's The Flying Dutchman in concert form on 26, 28 and 30 March.
The Finnish conductor was officially appointed as S. Cecilia's first principal guest conductor last year. His appointment is for three years in which time he will conduct three major works in Rome and lead one tour either in Italy or abroad each year.
His first concert in his new role in November 2017 included an little known work Angels and Visitations by fellow countryman Einojuhani Rautavaara who died in 2016. Like James Levin and other conductors Franck suffers from back problems and conducts from a chair.
Performances on 26 and 28 March at 19.30 and on 30 March at 20.30. For full details see S. Cecilia website.