Opera that banned ‘unhealthy’ Carmen has new conductor
January 30, 2015 by norman lebrecht
West Australia Opera became an international laughing stock last year when its chief executive, Carolyn Chard, cancelled a Carmen production as part of a health-sponsorship deal. Both artistic director Joseph Colaneri and chorus master Joseph Nolan walked out.
Chard has now appointed Brit-based Aussie conductor Brad Cohen as her next artistic director.
He’s doing Faust. Does she know there’s drinking in it?
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