Michael Boder, the greatly experienced music director of Copenhagen’s Royal Theatre, says he cannot abide the constant pressure to make cuts.
‘When I became familiar with the cuts and was in no way been involved, I had to ask myself how I could sit with responsibility for something I had no opportunity to influence. And I must say that even so I would not be responsible. I would obviously like to have defended the orchestra, but it was all decided beforehand.’
Boder, 57, says he won’t renew his contract, which ends this summer. He’s out.