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The five most powerful women in Europe’s music

You’ve met the American power women. Here are the top five Euros.

1 Helga Rabl-Stader

President of the Salzburg Festival since 1995, has seen off several directors

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2 Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Angela Merkel of the concert circuit. Always gets her way.

3 Jude Kelly

Artistic director of London’s South Bank, Europe’s biggest arts centre.

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4 Kathryn Enticott

Top-drawer conductors’ agent, running the diaries of Welser-Möst, Alan Gilbert, Semyon Bychkov and more.

 

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5 Anna Netrebko

Poster girl to the Russian kleptocracy, Austrian citizen by choice.

 

Vladimir Putin, Anna Netrebko

Five more coming up right here.

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Comments

  1. Donald Wright says:

    (Hmm. Would one of the Wagner clan who rule Bayreuth figure on the list?)

  2. Their moment will come. Ah…

  3. About twenty years ago while I was staying in the Hotel Intercontinental on Red Square, there was a broadcast of a Tchaikovsky symphony on the TV. The camera stayed unerringly on Semyon Bychkov’s face the entire time, affording me the opportunity to study those lips for a good forty-odd minutes. Twenty years on, I still don’t know whether they’re real or whether he borrowed them off a Spitting Image puppet.

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