Oksana Lyniv: She’s one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation, and for the past few years has been taking the international music scene by storm. Now, Lyniv has become the first woman to conduct at the Bayreuth Festival. The program included Richard Wagner's romantic opera Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63, staged by Russian star director Dmitri Tchernjakow.
This video outlines important career points on Oksana Lyniv’s road to success. In the interview, Lyniv speaks of her rise to stake her place at the conductor’s rostrum - a position still typically ascribed to men. She speaks openly about her ambition, and the positive thrill she experiences in conducting works by the great composers. First and foremost, though, she speaks of her feelings - what it’s like to bring one’s own musical ideas to fruition with the orchestra, and what it means for her to be the first female conductor on the ‘Grüner Hügel’ in Bayreuth.
In conducting Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) in Bayreuth, a dream long-held by Oksana Lyniv has become reality.
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