Glyndebourne’s music director talks about his mentor Colin Davis and why he will not shy from the politics of his new job
Four years ago Robin Ticciati had a big gig on his hands. He was making his
debut as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Glasgow to
a packed house. On the platform with him as he took his opening bow was the
Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, or the current Lady Rattle. And then
came a small disaster.
“I forgot my baton! In the first concert. Just before the songs with Magdalena
. . .” The memory hits Ticciati slowly, almost as if it took place four
decades ago rather than four years.