A second defenestration in Praguemain
Latest from the embattled National Theatre is that Silvia Hroncová, much-respected director of the National Theater Opera and the State Opera, resigned today. Taking the side of employees protesting against Peter Boye Hansen’s arrival as artistic director from August 2019, she’s the second boss to go in as many days.
‘My decision to resign as a director was conditioned by the unresolved situation associated with the new season,the different views on the future direction of the opera, its organizational and personnel structure, and the opera’s operation. Director Jan Burian has a different perspective and I have so far respected him in his position, but in connection with the tense situation in the opera, which culminated in an open letter to the theater director, who signed almost 350 opera employees, this situation and a busy working environment I can no longer accept,’ said Hroncova.