Curran, who recently directed The Tsar's Bride for the Royal Opera House, was widely criticised in Norway for his management style and his lack of support for new works - not mentioned in his press statement: "When I took the job as head of the opera, it was because it meant a new challenge for me personally and career wise. My goal was to establish the company in its new home in Oslo. I am enormously proud to have done just that. Not least, I am proud with talented colleagues to have lifted the company into a new and international level. After four years the time has come for the baton can and perhaps should be left to someone else, and for me to seek new challenges."
The position will shortly be advertised, with an application deadline of 1 September. Fancy a go?