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Andris Poga to be chief conductor at LNO

RIGA, Sept 5 - In today's arts & entertainment supplement "KDi" of the ''Diena'' newspaper, Andrejs Zagars informs that as of next season, Andris Poga will be chief conductor at the National Opera (LNO).

Zagars, now former head of the opera company, expresses his pleasure at "making the offer to Poga, before the National Symphony did."

The conductor confirms to ''Diena.lv'' that he has accepted the offer, but that "no contracts have been signed yet."

Poga is all set to take the helm in 2014/2015. As a preview of sorts, one can attend the September 22 performance of "Don Giovanni". Also this season, he will be musical director for the new production of ''Il Trovatore".

Since September of last year, Poga is assistant to the chief conductor of "Orchestre de Paris", Paavo Jarvi.

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