Leitmotifs: Donald Runnicles – ‘Music can be with you all the time’

In this edition of Leitmotifs, opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg talks with conductor Donald Runnicles. He is the general musical director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and music director of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming.

Photo (c) Simon Pauly

By Fredrika Brillembourg 

In this edition of “Leitmotifs,” opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg talks with conductor Donald Runnicles. He is the general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and music director of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming.

Fredrika talks to him about his lifelong passion for music and concerts canceled by the pandemic.

“There’s a soundtrack in my head each and every day,” says Runnicles.

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