Scottish Opera's new music director Emmanuel Joël-Hornak has left - just one month after he officially joined. Joël-Hornak had conducted the orchestra many times before he was offered the post.
'Personal reasons' are cited.
Is this a caption competition?
27 September 2013 at 01:05 PM
"So that's what happened to Atomic Kitten"
"Does my diaphragm look big in this?"
"Mind that Mezza-Luna"
27 September 2013 at 11:10 PM
Surely, another death blow for the ailing Scottish Opera. Whatever the reasons for his departure, a 'National' Company cannot continue to be considered as such when it seems to be only able to produce 3 main stage productions supplemented by small scale touring productions sans orchestra. The question is, does Scotland feel that it needs Opera at all? Given that the political establishment, which ultimately must underwrite any 'National' organisation, seems indifferent to its survival, setting it within the old class based paradigm, perhaps now is the time to put this nearly dead donkey out of it's misery.
The greatly missed Alexander Gibson must be sadly looking down from Valhalla at the
pitiful state of his greatest testament. Das Ende!
jurgen Werther |
28 September 2013 at 08:55 AM
Scottish Opera has lost direction. Is it a small scale scratch company or an international/national company? Sadly it does not have the funds to be the latter.
28 September 2013 at 12:01 PM
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