The Royal Danish Theatre has announced budget cuts of 100 million kroner ($16.5 million) and 100 job losses. The chorus alone could lose 16 singers.
The Theatre has had a turbulent year, with a cover-up of drugs abuse in the ballet and the loss of artistic director Kaspar Holten to Covent Garden. Nevertheless, the end year cuts have come out of the blue.
Here’s a cri-de-coeur from staff conductor Jesper Nordin. Do send him messages of encouragement. We don’t like the Danes to be gloomy.