Just in: Norway drops head of opera

Just in: Norway drops head of opera


norman lebrecht

May 22, 2015

Per Boye Hansen signed on for five years as artistic director in 2011. He was told today his contract will not be renewed.

‘It is with a heavy heart I must announce that my term at Norwegian Opera & Ballet will not be prolonged,’ he announced this morning. It appears he had a falling out with the chief executive, Nils Are Karstad Lysø. The company is also presently without a music director.

Hansen, 58, was previously head of the Bergen Festival and, before that,co-director at the Komische Oper, Berlin.

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  • Geoff Radnor: says:

    I am glad the headline wasn’t “NORWAY DROPS DEAD OF OPERA” . Couldn’t have that now could we?