How to run an opera without an artistic directormain
Lyric Opera of Kansas City thinks it can, firing Ward Holmquist after 17 years in charge.
Statement from the chairman, Kenneth Hager: ‘Lyric Opera of Kansas City is reorganizing along the lines of standard industry structure for the purpose of improved effectiveness and efficiency in our operation and has eliminated the position of artistic director. Lyric Opera of Kansas City today announces the departure of Artistic Director Ward Holmquist. We thank him for his years of service.’
‘Standard industry structure’? What is he on?