Bregenz names Pountney's successor

Bregenz names Pountney's successor


norman lebrecht

May 25, 2011

The Bregenz Festival – the one with a stage on the lake – was left in the lurch when David Pountney flitted off last month to head Welsh National Opera.

Moving with a speed that would be envied by most football teams, it has installed Roland Geyer of the Theater an der Wien in his place.

Roland Geyer ist ab 2015 neuer Intendant in Bregenz. Foto: Bregenzer Festspiele / Dietmar Mathis

More here. He gets his feet under the desk in 2015.


  • Lauren says:

    You’ve got this the wrong way round Norman! They’ve had Geyer lined up for a long time – that’s why they very publically told Pountney not to apply for the extension he wanted! He only became interested in the WNO job AFTER Bregenz made it clear he had no long-term future there!!