Dutch name shy new opera chief

Pierre Audi’s successor as head of Dutch National Opera will be Sophie De Lint, an operator who has kept her head well below the parapet until now.

Rotterdam born, she was raised in Switzerland and worked as an artist manager from 2002 to 2009. Since 2012 she has been artistic director at Zurich Opera.

She has no online profile but is well known within the industry.

She succeeds Pierre Audi on September 1, 2018.

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  • Translation: “I can’t find any gossip about this woman. How dare she be appointed to a high level role when I have never heard of her.”

    Maybe she’s just an intelligent, successful figure within the music industry, perfectly qualified for her new position… I would say having no ‘online profile’ is something to be proud of these days, and shows precisely that she has been appointed on merit, and not because of any ‘celebrity’ or ‘contacts’ she might bring to the role…

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