Breaking: Opera conductor and director quit over government cuts

The Danish government attack on the Royal Theatre has just drawn blood.

Keith Warner, the company’s artistic director, and Jakub Hrusa, its incoming chief conductor, have resigned in protest after weeks of negotiation aimed at mitigating the cuts.

The double whammy is the biggest signal yet that Denmark has been declared by its government a no-go zone for accomplished artists. From tonight, Denmark will be staging Hamlet without the prince. More here.

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