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.