That’s the gossip in the German tabloids. Wild exaggeration.
Dorny was on 300,000 a year for a five-year contract he had yet to begin. If he claims unfair dismissal, which may be expected, he’d be lucky to get a two-year payoff after the threat to resign and other abuses claimed yesterday by the Saxon government.
What is remarkable in this case is the silence of Dorny’s lambs. Normally, when an arts chief get sacked, ‘friends of’ are out front briefing the media. In this case, there has been no defence, no friends. Dorny, from his earliest job at the London Philharmonic, was ever a bit of a loner.