German opera house conducts abuse inquiry into former intendant

The authorities in Braunschweig are investigating allegations against the former artistic director Philip Kochheim who, in addition to sexual complaints previously reported, is accused of kicking an assistant’s telephone down a flight of stairs and hitting her on the head.

Two complaints were to the police. Kochheim has offered no comment.

Report here.

Kochheim has moved on to become head of Aarhus opera, the second largest in Denmark.


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  • urania says:

    There is also much turmoil about Erl Festival since 2 days in the media

  • RW2013 says:

    More of a scandal are the hideous productions of this “star director”.

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