We have received confirmation from the intendant of la Monnaie that the company will not employ the Georgian soprano who is accused of uttering homophobic insults.
Dear Mr Lebrecht, I can confirm that la Monnaie will not be welcoming Mrs Iveri for the performances of ballo in maschera for which she had been planned in may 2015. I wish to stay loyal to my very intimate conviction that we cannot tolerate intolerance, of whatever kind. I feel this is a very honest reaction to a quite alarming kind of positioning which cannot be allowed in our theaters where harmony and striving for a true community experience remain our main mission. best wishes Peter de Caluwe