Opera replaces car-smash leader

Opera replaces car-smash leader


norman lebrecht

June 28, 2016

Kentucky Opera has named Dallas Opera artistic administrator Ian Derrer to be its next general director.

He succeeds David Roth (below) who died a year ago when he suffered a heart attack while driving.

david roth


  • Lindsay Vallandingham says:

    This is a pretty offensive and inconsiderate headline. David was a wonderful leader for the KO organization and should be remembered as more than a “car smash”…whatever the hell that means….

  • Doug says:

    Question. So if music critic dies in a car-smash, his Obituary will read “Car-Smash Writer Replaced by Hollywood Gossip Columnist”?

  • Michael says:

    That headline must be the new style, in line with Brexit strategies, a signal to the world that we are England and say it as we please.