Nov 8, 2008

Resigning before taking office

Current Paris Opera director Gérard Mortier resigned from his next position as head of the New York City Opera.

Money problems seem to be the main issue. "The new $36-million budget, Mortier pointed out, is smaller than that for the smallest opera house in France and about one-tenth of what he has at the Paris Opera" (from the LA Times).

Yes he can.

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ChristinaLuise said...

???? 36 Mio ????? I think this is still a lot money...

Extatic said...

For comparison, the budget of the Opéra de Lyon:

Budget 2007 : 30 millions d’euros
Effectif (staff): 350