Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu recently completed his eighth year as Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO). In May 2019 Lintu was appointed Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, a role which he commenced in August 2021. The appointment follows a series of hugely successful collaborations with the company – including Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in 2016, Sibelius’s Kullervo in 2017, Berg’s Wozzeck in 2019 and Strauss’s Ariadne Auf Naxos in 2020 – and reflects Hannu’s shifting focus into the field of opera. More about Hannu here.
Interviewed by conductor Jukka Iisakkila, Hannu shares his thoughts on topics such as communication with the orchestra, cultural differences between orchestras, building a repertoire and starting a career.