Exodus UK: David Pountney gets Polish passportmain
The Polish president Andrzej Duda has granted citizenship to the English opera director David Pountney.
The award recognises his work on behalf of several polish composers.
Pountney, who has been director of English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and the Bregenz Festival, said: ‘Due to my close relationship with Polish culture in my professional life, I am proud that my new passport connects me with the country of Weinberg, Szymanowski and Moniuszko. I am also proud that I remain a citizen of the European Union, whose ideals I strongly support.’