Jan 3, 2009

Dorny seeking job at the Staatsoper in Berlin


So it seems that the GM of the Opéra de Lyon, Serge Dorny, is the lead contender for the Unter den Linden director job in Berlin. It's obvious he's trying to leave town after his failed attempt at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées director job last June. For once, it seems we agree on something: get him out of Lyon.
Thanks to the fellow Lyonnais who alerted me of this news. German sources here and there.

2 comments:

mostly opera... said...

Several of the Berlin papers did report Serge Dorny to be the lead contender for the job before Christmas, but it didn´t work out that way as Jürgen Flimm has been appointed to the post at Unter den Linden.
However, there is still the open question of who will succeed Kirsten Harms at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in a couple of seasons...

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