Danes poach Covent Garden director

Danes poach Covent Garden director


norman lebrecht

October 09, 2019

The Copenhagen Opera Festival has named Amy Lane as artistic director.

She’s head staff director at Covent Garden, the person responsible for reviving Kasper Holten’s productions.

She’s also director of the Ring cycle at Longborough and very pro-EU.

Another Brexit loss.


  • Henry Rosen says:

    She looks nice and very competent. I wish her well there. Watch as all Bristish artistic talent is lured away from Brexit Island. A disgrace the whole thing. I wish her well and look forward to seeing Opéra in Loughborough for the first time. I did my PGCE in sport admin there. Glad to see she is Pro EU. Good for EU

  • Michael Turner says:

    Norman, I’m guessing that your auto-correct has done it worse. I’m assuming you meant Longborough, not Loughborough?

  • Whimbrel says:


  • SDG says:

    Loughborough? Longborough, perhaps

  • FS60103 says:

    Or, equally, proof that Brexit is having little practical impact on the ability of British talent to work on the continent.

    Matter of perspective, innit?

  • WagnerFan says:

    This is a terrible loss for the UK. Talented, lovely and respected by all who came across her.

  • Mike Schachter says:

    Incidentally, I was amazed to learn that she is very pro-EU. So unusual in the arts establishment.