‘I am excited by the challenge of leading a national opera company and providing the artistic vision necessary to broaden the reach and relevancy of the art form and grow a new diverse audience through a balance of innovative and traditional approaches.’
The words belong to Thomas de Mallet Burgess, new general director of New Zealand Opera.
They are, of course, utter rubbish.
Every single phrase here has been crafted to tick a box of political correctness. Not one word here has meaning.
I am sure Mr Burgess knows that. So do his board. They are going through some kind of ritual rain dance in which no-one get wet.
What *is* the point?