The general director of the Vienna State Opera has just issued a dignified statement in the thick of a political storm.
Yesterday, to my regret, I was told that my contract will not be prolonged again, but today I would like to focus on the positive side of things.
I am very grateful to the Austrian state to have given me the opportunity to spend 10 years (13 even, including the period of designation) in the service of this wonderful institution, surrounded by a competent and dedicated team, which has always supported me. I will continue to do my job with the same enthusiasm until the end of my term
I wish much luck and success to my successor Bogdan Roščić for the fulfilling and challenging task which awaits him. When I was informed about the decision, I assembled all members of the management staff and asked them to support the new director in the implementation of all his projects, in order to secure the Wiener Staatsoper a bright future.
I, for my part, will look for new horizons.
UPDATE: Vienna’s catastrophic error.