Serge Dorny creates a Gerard Mortier awardmain
The incoming chief of Bavarian State Opera has initiated a biennial Mortier Next Generation award in memory of his late mentor, who died five years ago.
The prize money, 30,000 Euros, is being put up by the Berge/Saint Laurent Foundation, the Salzburg Festival and the regional governments of Flanders and the Rhineland. The upwardly mobile Dorny has worked hard to cast himself as Mortier’s Crown Prince.
The first winner will be announced next week.