Opera that banned ‘unhealthy’ Carmen has new conductormain
West Australia Opera became an international laughing stock last year when its chief executive, Carolyn Chard, cancelled a Carmen production as part of a health-sponsorship deal. Both artistic director Joseph Colaneri and chorus master Joseph Nolan walked out.
Chard has now appointed Brit-based Aussie conductor Brad Cohen as her next artistic director.
He’s doing Faust. Does she know there’s drinking in it?